Fund in focus: Alliance Trust Sustainable Future Managed Fund

Alliance Trust Investments, 24 May 2016

Magnifying glassOur flagship multi-asset fund has fared well in recent volatile markets, underlying the benefits of a multi-asset approach in periods of uncertainty. Here we look at the fund performace, an outlook for the year and key holdings in the fund.

Chipotle: an investment standoff

Martyn Jones, Investment Analyst, 13 May 2016

ChipotleInvestment analyst Martyn Jones outlines the investment case for Mexican fast food chain Chipotle, considering whether the firm can regain the trust of its customers following a recent E-Coli outbreak.

Outperforming through sustainable themes

Peter Michaelis, Head of Investment, 09 May 2016

Green sharePeter Michaelis, head of investment at Alliance Trust Investments highlights the themes that have driven performance across the asset manager’s Sustainable Future fund range.

Three years on from Rana Plaza: Taking stock

Neil Brown, Investment Manager, 21 April 2016

ClothesAs we approach the third anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh, it is important for us as investors in the apparel sector to reflect on what has changed in the industry since 2013. In particular, we need to understand how any changes have impacted our investments and to consider what remains to be done as we continue to strive to deliver superior investment performance for our clients.

The disruptive technologies set to change the world

Simon Clements, Investment Manager, 04 April 2016

Google Car of the futureSimon Clements, Investment Manager of the Alliance Trust Investments Sustainable Future fund range, highlights the next big disruptive technologies set to change the way we all live and work.

Sustainable Palm Oil

David Osfield, Alliance Trust Investments , 29 March 2016

Plam OilPalm oil appears in about half of all packaged products sold in the supermarket and is the most widely used vegetable oil on earth and a major contributor to tropical economies. With the global population rising to nine billion by 2050, consumption of palm oil looks set to increase. But how can we ensure this growth is managed in a more sustainable manner to reduce the negative effect it's having on climate change and biodiversity?

COP21: What it means going forward and the effects it will have

Rebecca Jones, Alliance Trust Investments , 21 March 2016

COP21 wind turbineLast December world leaders gathered in Paris for the United Nation’s 21st Conference of the Parties and the resulting Paris Accord is the most significant agreement to emerge from any climate conference to date in that it includes the world’s two largest polluters – the US and China – and sets binding carbon emissions targets that will be regularly revised upwards.

Sustainable cities

Dan Epstein, Director of Sustainability, Useful Simple Projects, 15 March 2016

Sustainable citiesUseful Simple Projects’ Director of Sustainability, shares his thoughts on what makes a city sustainable, as we face a series of major social and environmental challenges including climate change, an aging and growing population, an increase in obesity at the same time as a billion people live in absolute poverty, with water shortages, pollution and social unrest. 

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