Knowledge Bank

2020 Insights and analysis 

Challenges and opportunities in ESG investing

A recent NatWest Trustee and Depositary Services webinar looked at ESG investing, with contributions from Federated Hermes, Coutts & Co and PwC.

04 Dec 2020

Liquidity mismatch in open-ended funds

The suspension of the Woodford Fund and subsequent wind-up raised important questions about how liquidity is managed in authorised funds.

06 Nov 2020

The UK Stewardship Code 2020: a regulatory revolution?

The introduction of the Financial Reporting Council’s UK Stewardship Code 2020 has proven fortuitous in its timing.

06 Nov 2020

Negative interest rates: the impact on UK fund management

A look at the possible effect of the Bank of England base rate falling below zero.

ESG for corporates: principles and standards

The acceleration of ESG brought a fair amount of confusion at first about terms and definitions, which meant different things to different people.

29 Sep 2020

Naming the questions that matter

Glenn Exton, head of data and analytics, considers the importance of asking the right questions and how to identify them in order to yield insights

08 Sep 2020

Executive orders: the impact of iNEDs

The services of independent directors are giving fund boards a boost, argue the proponents of a new regulation

24 Aug 2020

Are predictions of Limited Partner defaults being overstated?

A mature and sophisticated private equity industry is well-placed to weather any challenges ahead

15 Jun 2020

Innovation in Institutional Banking

Tom Colclough, Head of Customer Journeys for Institutional Banking at RBS International, considers disruptive forces in the industry and how incumbents might respond.

15 Jan 2020