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ESG funds "stemming the tide of outflows from equities" after another strong quarter, says Willis Owen's Lowcock

ESG funds "stemming the tide of outflows from equities" after another strong quarter, says Willis Owen's Lowcock

"ESG and socially responsible investment funds have been the overwhelming winner since the pandemic, and this has continued in the third quarter of the year," says Adrian Lowcock, Head of Personal Investing at Willis Owen. "Whether the 270 per cent jump in flows year-on-year into ESG funds is itself sustainable is not yet clear, but there is no denying that, given the scale of investment throughout the year, this feels like a longer-term shift in mindset rather than a knee-jerk trade.

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Are advisers even remotely compliant?

Are advisers even remotely compliant?

By Achi Lewis, EMEA Director, NetMotion – We have all become painfully familiar with the notion of working from home (WFH) or remote working because of Coronavirus restrictions. The professional services sector has not been immune to this ‘new normal’ either and firms/advisers have had to quickly alter their day-to-day working practices.