Pandemics have unexpected impacts upon markets and the Covid-19 outbreak is no exception. It is rapidly leading to a new way of business thinking which has manifested itself all across Europe and the world.
ESG & Responsible Investing
Blackfinch Asset Management has launched four Adaptation Funds as part of its move into the retail investment space.
Pensions for Purpose has undertaken research on firms who can map pension fund portfolios to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and has published an overview of the findings.
Few lessons have been learnt in the decade since the last financial crisis, according to new research by SCM Direct, the investment manager launched by Alan and Gina Miller in June 2009 as a direct response to the institutional failings that contributed to the Global Financial Crisis.
Quilter Cheviot’s Climate Assets Fund, a fossil fuel-free strategy investing in the growth markets of sustainability and environmental technologies, has surpassed GBP100 million of client assets under management (as at 31 May 2020).
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) is inviting pension schemes, the wider financial services industry, the public and stakeholders to give their views on the practical ways the retirement savings sector can address climate risk.
VTB Capital Investment has launched responsible investment funds. When managing assets, the investment team is guided by the ESG criteria (environmental, social, governance) and focuses not only on financial aspects, but also on factors related to the company's environmental, social and management policies. VTB offers clients two such funds - for investment in shares and bonds of Russian companies.
Victory Capital Holdings has appointed David Alt, CFA, as Director of Responsible Investing. He will be based in Cleveland, Ohio, and report to Kelly Cliff, President, Investment Franchises.
Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has launched the UBAM - Positive Impact Emerging Equity fund, broadening its impact investment platform.
Deutsche Bank has for the first time published quantifiable targets for expanding its sustainable business activities covering the ESG space and aims to support the transformation towards a sustainable economy.