• Australian banks shine in RobecoSAM ratings

    24 January 2017

    Just six financial institutions have been awarded 'gold stars' in RobecoSAM's 2017 Sustainability Yearbook, and three of them were Australian banks.

  • Allianz makes third US wind farm investment

    17 January 2017

    Allianz Capital Partners, the alternative asset manager of German insurer Allianz, has made its third tax equity investment in a US wind farm, with an undisclosed sum invested in the 184MW Kelly Creek project in Illinois.

  • Innovation increases in static market

    15 December 2016

    While Hurricane Matthew attracted most attention, 2016 also saw some significant innovation in the cat bond market, says Joe Walsh

  • Allianz buys 80% of €330m wind farm portfolio

    12 December 2016

    Allianz Global Investors has bought 80% of a €330 million onshore wind farm portfolio in Germany through its energy and infrastructure fund Allianz Renewable Energy Fund II.

  • Investing in a changing climate

    06 December 2016

    Insurers are increasingly factoring climate change into their investment decisions. But they are only at the start of a long learning process, finds Peter Cripps. This is the second part of a three-part series on how insurers are dealing with climate change

  • Impax reaches first close on third renewables PE fund

    01 December 2016

    Impax Asset Management has reached a €149 million ($158 million) first close on its third European renewables-focused private equity fund.

  • Aviva earmarks two coal companies for divestment

    04 November 2016

    Aviva has earmarked two coal companies for "potential divestment", and is considering ditching eight others that are not responding to its requests for engagement.

  • US insurers 'turning blind eye to climate change'

    21 October 2016

    Many US insurers are still turning a blind eye to climate change, with less than 20% attaining high scores for their climate risk reporting, a study has warned.

  • EF BRIEFS: Impax; CBL Markets; Urban development

    19 October 2016

    Impax Asset Management has completed the sale of a 107.7MW portfolio of wind farms in Finland to German insurer Allianz. The sale price was not disclosed.

  • Allianz to put more than $200bn of assets under ESG scrutiny

    12 September 2016

    Allianz plans to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the assessment of more than $200 billion of assets, saying that the measures will help it boost investment returns.