The appeal of impact investing has reached all-time highs in the fifth impact investing survey by global asset manager American Century Investments.
ESG & Responsible Investing
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.
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.
Millennials have grown up, and it turns out they are the financially disciplined, focused and responsible adults in the room, according to new US survey findings published by Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis IM).
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.
BlackRock has launched a range of UK-domiciled sustainable iShares index mutual funds, with its aim of addressing the gap in the UK wealth market for strategies that help clients make a sustainable transition with indexing.
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.
Wealth advisers risk failing investors on suitability by not using technology appropriately to measure ESG preferences and being caught up in the ‘green rush’, behavioural finance experts Oxford Risk warns.
Lily Turnbull, Head of ESG, C2 Cyber, writes that last year a record USD649 billion was invested in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) focused funds worldwide, up from the USD542 billion in 2020, according to the latest Refinitiv Lipper data. This increase means ESG funds now account for 10 per cent of global fund assets.
ESG data provider, Impact Cubed, has launched new tools on its automated platform so
investors can see into fund holdings, measure impact, and report to regulators.