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Study finds nearly two-thirds of investors globally prefer using active funds to integrate ESG

Study finds nearly two-thirds of investors globally prefer using active funds to integrate ESG

 

Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of investors prefer using active funds to integrate ESG, with equities (80 per cent) over bonds (58 per cent) being the most popular asset classes globally to gain ESG exposure, according to a new study by USD2.7 trillion Capital Group.

 

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Research reveals that the UK’s millionaires prioritise physical recycling over making ESG investment choices  

Research reveals that the UK’s millionaires prioritise physical recycling over making ESG investment choices  

 

 

Britain’s millionaires are prioritising recycling as part of efforts to be more environmentally friendly, instead of changing their investments, which could have the biggest impact on the planet, according to new research from wealth manager and private bank Coutts. 

 

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Aegon UK to double ESG exposure in Workplace Default fund by investing GBP3 bn in new BlackRock ESG index fund range

Aegon UK to double ESG exposure in Workplace Default fund by investing GBP3 bn in new BlackRock ESG index fund range

The development of the new ESG index fund range from BlackRock was worked on with Aegon UK and, along with a BlackRock ESG fixed income index fund, will become underlying funds for the Aegon Workplace Default fund, doubling its ESG exposure from 30 per cent to 60 per cent for growth stage investors. 

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Research reveals that renewable energy assets are key to portfolio diversification

Research reveals that renewable energy assets are key to portfolio diversification

A survey of 100 UK pension funds, institutional investors, and wealth managers from Downing LLP (Downing) reveals almost all say they will increase allocations to renewable energy as part of a diversification strategy.

Downing offers both institutional and retail investors the opportunity to invest in renewable energy and other infrastructure in the UK and northern Europe.