Insights

Watch, read and listen to topics that shape our world.

Our in-house experts share their thoughts and perspectives covering news, research and insights into the global economy.  

The role of alternatives in our portfolio

We look for alternatives which offer stable cash flow and dividend income, and which are anti-inflationary in nature. We tend to avoid more speculative and less transparent investments.

Is the Bank of England losing control of inflation and the yield curve?

2022 is an important anniversary for the Bank of England (BoE). It represents 25 years since the Blair government gave it operational independence over monetary policy and the ability to set interest rates. One of the BoE’s main objectives is to ensure stability by setting monetary policy to achieve the Government’s target of keeping inflation at 2%.  

Net zero

CCLA recognises that a failure to address climate change represents a risk to the functioning of financial markets as well as the health of the planet and our communities. For this reason, we have long integrated the risks and opportunities associated with climate change into our investment analysis and sought to be a catalyst for action on climate in the investment industry. As part of this commitment, we are signatories to the Net Zero Asset Managers' initiative and aim to reduce the carbon footprint of our portfolios to zero no later than 2050.

The changing face of UK property portfolios

Gerard Williams explains how our to investment in retail property has changed dramatically because of online shopping, but nothing similar is expected in the office sector.