Latest research from pension advisers LCP and research analysts YouGov finds that pension providers must focus on making their default funds more ESG-friendly if they are to satisfy investors’ preferences.
ESG & Responsible Investing
Wealth manager EQ Investors (EQ) has joined Climate Action 100+, the world's largest group of investors by assets pressuring companies to act on climate change.
The Liontrust Sustainable Investment team today announces it is stepping up its engagement with companies to ensure that they reduce their absolute carbon emissions to zero.
The Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) hosted its 2020 Financial Adviser Forum at Farrer & Co, in London this week with the 100 delegates discussing retirement, managing risks and client communications, intergenerational wealth, and ESG.
Lyxor Asset Management is integrating ESG filters into its sovereign bond management business. This HQLA (High Quality Liquidity Assets) strategy, which enables Lyxor to manage the regulatory liquidity buffers of more than 20 banks, is accessible via dedicated mandates or funds and invested on investment grade sovereign bonds. It represents a total of more than EUR10 billion in AuM.
Citi has launched the USD150 million Citi Impact Fund that will make equity investments in “double bottom line” private sector companies that have a positive impact on society.
Tiedemann Advisors, a US investment and wealth adviser for ultra-high-net-worth families, trusts, foundations and endowments, is teaming up with fintech company StoneCastle Cash Management (StoneCastle) to ffer a new cash solution that helps fully integrate impact into client portfolios.
A new study from CoreData Research of 200 professional fund buyers found only 7 per cent point to ESG/sustainability factors as one of the most important fund selection drivers.
Northern Trust Asset Management has expanded its sustainability strategies, enabling institutional investors to combine Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing solutions with the manager’s expertise in quantitative investing across developed and emerging markets.
Thomas Kuh, PhD, Head of Index, Truvalue Labs (San Francisco) writes on the fourth industrial revolution and how it is affecting ESG investments.