Invesco has launched the Invesco Summit Responsible Range – five risk-targeted global multi-asset funds, aiming to make responsible investing accessible to all.
ESG & Responsible Investing
OnePlanetCapital, a new sustainably driven investment house, has launched a specialist sustainability EIS Fund to invest in businesses tackling climate change.
Specialist ethical and Islamic superannuation fund Crescent Wealth has received recognition for its stance against nuclear weapons and their manufacturers and financiers.
ESG funds have outperformed their peers across major equity markets in 2020, delivering near double the returns of non-ESG mandates in the IA Global sector, Willis Owen’s inaugural annual ESG review reveals.
St James’s Place, the wealth management group, has reached the significant milestone of seeing all its fund managers sign up to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), designed to align and promote global standards of responsible investment.
Phoenix Group, a UK-based long-term savings and retirement business, has committed to its operations being net zero carbon by 2025 and its investment portfolio by 2050.
FE Investments, the investment arm of global fund data company FE fundinfo, has seen a record 125 per cent increase in assets under management (AUM) this year into its Responsibly Managed portfolio range.
The European asset management platform of Mediolanum Banking Group, Mediolanum International Funds Ltd (MIFL), has launched the Mediolanum Best Brands Global Impact Fund to add to its growing ESG offering.
DWS has established an advisory body to further advance its holistic ESG strategy. The new ESG Advisory Board consists of six highly recognised international sustainability experts from diverse disciplines who will actively advise the CEO and the Executive Board of DWS on the acceleration of its ESG strategy.
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.