Against a backdrop of volatility and change, we have written articles for this year’s Global Investment Matters which shed more light on key aspects for investors, including investment innovation and diversity, the myths surrounding the outsourced CIO model and why governments are under pressure to produce more compelling investment cases for their infrastructure projects.

The ongoing febrile nature of global capital markets has prompted us to revisit thematic investing and suggest ways to mitigate their uncertainty. We also include a chapter on sustainability and ESG to reflect the increased consideration of these integral aspects for investment and describe what we believe it means in practice for asset owners and managers. We conclude with an article on the increasing prominence of Sovereign Wealth Funds in Asia and the reasons behind their success.