Are you asking the questions that matter?

There is ever more compelling evidence in support of taking a long-term approach to investing. But is this easier said than done?

Is long horizon investing only for private markets or can it be pursued in mainstream equity and fixed income strategies? Are there emerging thematic areas that will lead to value creation as part of a long horizon investment philosophy? What role does sustainability and ESG play?

These questions and more underpin the work of the Investment Institute and our fifth edition of The Journal.

Introduction: Capitalising on the long term
John Green and Katherine Tweedie
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Chapter 1

How can we put tomorrow before today?

In this chapter, we focus on “How to re-orient capital to the long term?” There is increasing empirical evidence in support of long-horizon investing, but is this easier said than done? How do key stakeholders move from talking about the importance of long-termism to taking action, and reaping the benefits of doing so?

We will further develop the theme of long-termism and outline practical ways to re-orient capital in Chapters 2 and 3 of Journal 5, which will be published in late 2017 and early 2018.

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Journal 5
Intro

Introduction: Capitalising on the long term

John Green and Katherine Tweedie

Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 1
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Ideas for action for an enduring and sustainable financial system

Hendrik du Toit, Therese Niklasson and Aniket Shah

Chapter 1 - Article 1
Chapter 1
2

An active Quality equity approach for long-term sustainable growth

Simon Brazier, Clyde Rossouw and Neil Finlay

Chapter 1 - Article 2
Chapter 1
3

African infrastructure investment opportunities and sustainable development

Nazmeera Moola and Ope Onibokun

Chapter 1 - Article 3
Chapter 1
4

It’s all in the numbers: why good statistics are key to infrastructure investment in Africa

Morten Jerven

Chapter 1 - Article 4
Chapter 1
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Perspectives on corporate pensions

Mark Walker and Katherine Tweedie

Chapter 1 - Article 5
Chapter 1
6

Long-term opportunities and risks in carbon management: the case of sovereign debt investing

Naasir Roomanay, Roger Mark and Desné Masie

Chapter 1 - Article 6

Chapter 2

The future: how can we look forward to it?

In this chapter, we continue to explore our theme of capitalising on the long term.

We start with Michael Power, Strategist, discussing disruptive technologies and its long-run implications. Our next piece from Investec’s 4Factor team argues that the cycle is turning in active’s favour, despite the growth in passive investing. Next, we turn our lens towards Africa and the potential for long-term value creation in sub-Saharan real estate.

Our latest Investor’s View is from John Elkington, Chairman of Volans Ventures Consultancy and he sheds some light on developments in the ESG space. A large part of the ‘E’ component of ESG is overwhelmed by the coming renewable energy revolution. Here Tom Nelson, Head of Natural Resources discusses why this sector is a prime candidate for the deployment of long-term capital.

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Chapter 2
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Technology: inflating political risk, impacting investment

Michael Power

Chapter 2 - Article 1
Chapter 2
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The long-term benefits of active investing

Jonathan Parker and Rhynhardt Roodt

Chapter 2 - Article 2
Chapter 2
3

African real estate: the missing link

Thomas Reilly

Chapter 2 - Article 3
Chapter 2
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Investor's View: Volans Ventures

John Elkington and Zahra Sachak

Chapter 2 - Article 4
Chapter 2
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Advancing the renewable energy transition

Tom Nelson

Chapter 2 - Article 5
Journal 5 - Chapter 1

The Journal

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