Emerging from 2020 & looking forward to 2021.2020 saw a high volume of activity in the renewable energy sector, as well as a meaningful uptick in the number of private placements being done.Renewables can be expected to drive the project finance market again in 2021, especially with tax credits now extended. There remains a strong interest in investing that encompasses ESG principles (Environmental, Social and Governance).
Over the last year, Wilmington Trust, in partnership with the Nasdaq Fund Network, has launched the first tickers for Collective Investment Trust (CITs).Leading the movement in transparency around CITs, teams representing Wilmington Trust and Nasdaq listened to client and industry feedback and shifted the perception around transparency. Today, we have over 350 tickers now listed on the Nasdaq Fund Networks.
Download White Paper Four misconceptions in the retirement community around Collective investment trusts (CITs):Myth #1: CITs lack transparency and periodic reporting. Participants want a ticker, so CITs aren’t suitable for DC plans.Reality: Today, as more advisors see the potential benefits of implementing CITs, this misconception is being debunked. Most fund managers create quarterly fact sheets for their CITs and provide a data feed to aggregators, such as Morningstar.