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Understanding Impact Investing

Impact investing is a rising force in the global economy and has significant potential for growth. Impact investing programs can be applied in a variety of settings to achieve various outcomes and can come in different forms. When approaching the market, it is important to understand that impact investing

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Responsible investing

(3 days ago) Responsible investing is no longer a compromise. It has become mainstream and has increasingly positive financial and societal returns. At KPMG, we are committed to …

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Investing in Virtual Assets

(8 days ago) Investing in Virtual Assets. Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) are continuing to disrupt and mature and are eyeing opportunities to scale up and institutionalize within the Financial Services (FS) landscape, as this is where the real potential lies for growth. …

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KPMG Global Impact Investing Institute

(8 days ago) To support the impact investing market, we have created the KPMG Global Impact Investing Institute. The Institute brings together our significant practical experience in the impact investing market, and across the project cycle, with a flexible approach to products that enable us to support impact investing

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KPMG Global Impact Investing Institute

(9 days ago) KPMG's Global Impact Investing Institute is a global body that brings together KPMG professionals' impact investing work experience and insight to support clients. It works as a single point of contact enabling clients to access industry experts from their sector, region, and with the necessary skillset to address their challenge.

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Gender Lens Investing

(2 days ago) Investing women’s access to education also produces numerous dividends. Countries where more women go to school also see a dramatic boost to national growth. For every 1% increase in the share of women with secondary education, per capita income in a country increases by 0.3%. 24

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Investing in advanced analytics

(8 days ago) The predictive analytic capabilities can be applied to audit as well, to potentially enhance quality and provide greater insights to management teams, audit committees and investors. The MAT alliance builds on the KPMG strategy of investing in D&A and technological expertise by developing its own digital platforms and forming strategic

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NGOs and Impact Investing

(6 days ago) Impact investing offers the prospect of enabling NGOs to plan ahead with a more diversified pool of resources. However, the change in funding strategy also requires NGOs to provide greater transparency and accountability to their investor partners. The cornerstone of impact investing is that it is driven by measureable results.

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Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) and impact investing

(8 days ago) Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) and impact investing. Despite a market of keen investors looking for opportunities, and a growing number of impact investment funds, there are a lack of transactions in the embryonic market. Government has a chance to step in and accelerate the exciting potential of this unique approach to creating positive societal

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Investing in Virtual Assets future outlook

(3 days ago) Investing in Virtual Assets: future outlook. In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic led to a virtual asset ‘flash crash’. However, while traditional stocks continued to suffer severe volatility, virtual asset markets recovered within just a few weeks. This was a proof point for VASPs, as it showed their resilience to rapid market movements.

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Doing business and investing in Japan

(8 days ago) The same openness applies to foreign investments. In addition, Japan has great potential to become a regional hub and R&D center in Asia, as exchanges of personnel, goods, and money accelerate within Asia. KPMG in Japan provides a broad range of one-stop services for foreign companies doing business and investing in Japan.

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Sustainable investing

(2 days ago) A new infrastructure of skills, data and technology is creating tailwinds for sustainable investing. Active Ownership 2.0 is emerging as the best practice model for effective engagement. Savvy implementation of sustainability factors is vital for achieving the expected outcomes. With governments, regulators, asset owners and asset managers

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Investing in Real Estate – Tax Guide Norway 2021

(7 days ago) Investing in Real Estate – Tax Guide Norway 2021. 1 min. lesetid. Investing in real estate in Norway may essentially be carried out in three different ways; (i) a direct investment in the real estate, (ii) a purchase of a tax-transparent entity, or (iii) a limited company. The tax treatment and transaction costs will differ, and an investor

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Investing in Vietnam and Vietnam Market Entry

(3 days ago) Investing in Vietnam | 2021 Edition. KPMG is one of the largest professional-service firms in Vietnam with offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. KPMG also has an office in Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh. With more than 1,700 staff in Vietnam and Cambodia, KPMG has ability to deliver full range of international-standard

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Hedge Fund Industry Pivots towards ESG Investing

(8 days ago) The survey report concludes that ESG investing across the broader financial services is poised to gain further traction with governments, regulators, asset owners and asset managers collectively pulling in the same direction. ESG concerns are the biggest challenges of our age. Leaders can make a huge difference.

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Investing in Myanmar

(5 days ago) Investing in Myanmar. There have been many changes in the regulatory and investment climate in Myanmar over the last several years. This booklet aims to provide the prospective investor with an introduction to investment regulations in Myanmar, as well as basic information on investment incentives, business regulations, and taxes.

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Investing in Vietnam and Vietnam Market Entry

(1 days ago) Investing in Vietnam | 2018 Edition M&A activities in recent years focus on the investors’ penetration and expansion in Vietnamese market. In addition, the investors are also seeking for Target companies (“Targets”) that already have strong manufacturing capability and/or distribution network to market their products to the 95-million

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Investing in advanced analytics

(8 days ago) Investing in advanced analytics. Adding to D&A capabilities with KPMG Capital investment; alliance with McLaren. KPMG Capital,* which focuses on cutting-edge opportunities in the D&A space, has invested in Bottlenose, a leading US-based company using real-time streaming data to help organizations identify and anticipate trends. Bottlenose is a

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Investing in Cambodia Seize the opportunity

(Just Now) INVESTING IN CAMBODIA 2019 07. A Listing Entity, which intends to transfer from Growth Board to Main Board, shall meet the listing criteria of its intended transferring market and submit the application to the Cambodian Stock Exchange. Main Board Key Requirements for listing on the CSX Shareholders'

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Investing in Cambodia

(2 days ago) Investing in Cambodia. 17 January 2020. KPMG in Cambodia was established in 1994. Today, with over 300 professionals, KPMG is one of the largest professional services firms in Cambodia with a balanced mix of international and local clients.

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Investing in Vietnam 2016

(1 days ago) INVESTING IN VIETNAM 07 1.2 Population Vietnam’s total population reached 91.1 million in 2015, presenting a steady increase of 1.1% per year on average in the period 2011-2015 and is estimated to increase to 98 million by 2020. Vietnam enjoys what is known as the “golden population structure”, which means for every two

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Why metrics matter for impact investors

(3 days ago) What are the big challenges associated with impact investing? I think the first big challenge is to build an awareness and understanding about what impact investing actually is. As much as it has been growing in popularity as an investment approach, it is still a relatively new concept for the majority of investors.

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Responsible investment and ESG for asset managers

(3 days ago) Responsible investing has increasingly become a top industry priority. Responsible investing is an approach to investment that explicitly acknowledges the relevance to the investor of ESG factors, and of the long-term health and stability of the market as a whole. The focus on ESG brings opportunities and challenges for asset managers.

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Investing in Malta

(2 days ago) Investing in Malta. Malta has been experiencing strong and consistent growth in its financial services industry and is fast becoming the jurisdiction of choice. Malta is constantly experiencing growth in its financial services industry.

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Investing in Cambodia Seize the opportunity

(9 days ago) Advantages of investing in Cambodia ASEAN membership offers regional trade benefits * NBC website Banking System Commercial banks are a primary source of funding. Limited access to capital is one of the constraints of doing business in Cambodia. Mid-2016, the key players in Cambodia’s financial sector

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Investing in Cambodia

(2 days ago) Investing in Cambodia Investing in Cambodia KPMG in Cambodia was established in 1994. Today, with over 200 professionals, KPMG is one of the largest professional services firms in Cambodia with a balanced mix of international and local clients.

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Enlightened Capital

(Just Now) The role of trust in impact investing. Is private equity ready for the rise of impact investing? Spurred by shifting societal expectations about the role and responsibility of business in the larger world, impact investing is part of a larger movement that deepens the sense of purpose of the financial markets and raises the bar for responsible business and investment.

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ESG and Sustainable Finance

(7 days ago) ESG (environmental, social, governance) has risen to the top of the regulatory agenda. Fears that it would fall off the radar due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been quashed as the crisis has highlighted that business sectors are deeply interconnected across borders, that societies of all types and wealth levels are vulnerable, and that the environment is under increasing strain.

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Embedding ESG into banks’ strategies

(6 days ago) Wealth managers are moving towards ESG-informed investing; retail banks are creating new sustainable banking and investing products and services, such as green home-improvement loans, carbon neutral banking and sustainable exchange-traded funds (ETFs), aimed at millennials; and capital markets are moving towards ‘green underwriting’.

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Investment in Romania

(2 days ago) Investment in Romania is one of a series of booklets published by KPMG in Romania to provide information to those considering investing or doing business in this country. Its purpose is to provide some general guidelines on investment and business in Romania. A highly trained labour force, abundant natural resources, geographical advantages

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Impact of ESG disclosures

(6 days ago) Impact of ESG disclosures - Summary. Around the globe, voices clamoring for climate-aware investing and carbon controls are increasing. Demand for ethical treatment of employees, customers and other stakeholders is also growing, as is indignation about poorly-managed companies.

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Exploring gender inequity in the context of COVID-19

(2 days ago) Investing with a gender lens. Notes from a panel session presentation at the Gender Lens Investment Summit 2021 in Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia on 18 May 2021.

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ESG & Responsible Investment Consulting & Strategy

(7 days ago) KPMG can provide bespoke Responsible Investing and ESG services to suit the needs of individual clients ranging from policy and strategy to implementation and monitoring. Our support typically covers the following areas: Analysis of ESG processes and investment principles and strategies.

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The Trends of Investing in Tech Startups

(9 days ago) The Trends of Investing in Tech Startups In recent years, the number of startups in Asia has been increasing significantly. From our joint report “ Transforming Hong Kong Through Entrepreneurship ” with Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, we understand Hong Kong is a leading innovation and entrepreneurship hub within the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao

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The beginning of the ESG regulatory journey

(6 days ago) And, with definite investor momentum behind sustainable investing, there is a real business opportunity — and competitive advantage — for those asset managers which make their way from a minimum compliance approach to the front of the pack, on the sustainable finance journey.

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ESG Regulation: the race has begun

(4 days ago) The first legislative package is aimed at asset managers, investment funds, investing institutions (including insurance companies and pension funds), intermediaries (including banks and insurers) and benchmark providers. It comprises: Harmonised criteria (a taxonomy) for determining whether an economic activity is "environmentally-sustainable"

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Investment policy for partners of KPMG (the Netherlands)

(Just Now) 4 Partners co-investing as a group 4.1 Investment pools, mutual funds, real estate funds loans and other financial commitments 4.1.1 Prohibited unless approved . Partners shall not enter in or agree on a transaction as described below, together with one or more

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Investing in advanced analytics

(8 days ago) The MAT alliance builds on the KPMG strategy of investing in D&A and technological expertise by developing its own digital platforms and forming strategic alliances with key partners. Leading insights. Clients value the advice, expertise and experience of KPMG firms. Connect with us

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The importance of ESG for Tech

(Just Now) In KPMG’s upcoming report The ESG imperative for technology companies, over 800 global technology company executives revealed the following: Only 26 percent have significantly incorporated ESG into their strategic planning. Just 34 percent say that climate change is having a high impact on their investment/funding decisions.

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Investment-in-Nigeria

(2 days ago) This publication sets out the basic information on tax and business regulatory issues that new investors need to know when investing in Nigeria. It also provides information about the country, its institutions and infrastructure.

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Why metrics matter for impact investors

(9 days ago) What are the big challenges associated with impact investing? I think the first big challenge is to build an awareness and understanding about what impact investing actually is. As much as it has been growing in popularity as an investment approach, it is still a relatively new concept for the majority of investors.

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Switzerland: Tax implications for Swiss pension funds

(2 days ago) There is a trend of Swiss pension funds investing into alternative assets (e.g., private equity, private debt, direct lending, direct and indirect real estate, fund-of-funds, etc.) to complement their traditional equity and debt investments. Tax implications.

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Investing in Cambodia 2016

(7 days ago) INVESTING IN CAMBODIA. 2. Market Overview Source: Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2016. Asia's potential growth Source: World Bank. 2016. “Growing Challenges” East Asia and Pacific Economic Update (April) Cambodia is a member of ASEAN and WTO, and implements MFN and GSP preference with .

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Sustainable Finance

(Just Now) of European responsible regulated investment funds are domiciled in Luxembourg. Source: KPMG, European Responsible Investing Fund market 2019. Sustainable finance is reaching new depths and creating a need for inclusion of ESG in all investment decisions and for consideration of climate risks in portfolio management.

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ESG risks in banks

(9 days ago) ESG risks in banks. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues as well as their associated opportunities and risks are becoming more and more relevant for financial institutions. For banks, sustainability is not just an ethical question, but will soon enough also become an economic question - generating a new type of risk: ESG risk

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Private equity embraces impact

(1 days ago) Even if an LP has been investing with a GP for years, investing in that GP’s impact fund is a very different proposition. The manager may have a superior financial track record, but they won’t have an impact track record and that’s an important consideration. LPs are, …

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Netherlands: Financial structuring of investments

(5 days ago) Another common investment structure is a bond structure (obligatiestructuur), whereby bonds are issued to (retail) investors.The proceeds of such a bond program are used for investing in the acquisition or development of real estate projects.

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