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What are the features of long-term investors ?

Long-Term Investors are characterized by a low reliance on short-term market liquidity thanks to stable resources, often made of regulated or guaranteed deposits, long term savings products (insurers, pension funds) or long term borrowing. They usually have a robust capital base, stemming mainly from reserve accumulation, that enables them to absorb short-term fluctuations in financial markets (drawing on reserves in bad years and feeding them in good years).

As such :

  • they have the ability to retain their assets longer than other market players, even in crisis periods, which can play a counter-cyclical role on financial markets ;
  • they can invest in - often illiquid - capital or debt instruments that yield a profitable return in the long run such as those issued by companies operating in sectors like general interest utilities, infrastructures, innovation projects, renewable energies and the like ;
  • their liabilities differ in quality from the ones of other financial investors ;
  • their investments are typically carried out with performance and risk targets calculated on a long term basis.

Long-Term Investors comprise major financial institutions financing economic development, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, public retirement funds, insurance funds.

Who are we ?

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Caisse des Dépots et Consignations The China Development Bank
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Cassa depositi e prestiti
Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion Development Bank of Japan (DBJ)
The Hellenic Development Bank European Investment Bank
Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) Japan Bank for International Cooperation  
The Korea Development Bank Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau
Korea Eximbank LTIIA 
Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System Turkiye Sınai Kalkınma Bankası
Polish Development Fund - Polski Fundusz Rozwoju Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation
Saudi Industrial Development Fund  

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