Specialist investment boutique La Financière Responsable (LFR), which was recently partly acquired by the Spanish insurance giant MAPFRE, has been cited as one of the top five boutiques for its approach to company analysis by ESG consultancy EthiFinance.
ESG & Responsible Investing
Columbia Threadneedle Investments has appointed Olivia Watson as Senior Analyst and Jess Williams as Portfolio Analyst in the Responsible Investment team, based in London.
Research firm Cerulli Associates reports that retail client channel awareness on the topic of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is growing, but warns that asset managers should focus on converting interest into investment opportunities.
PGIM Investments continues to expand its global UCITS footprint with the addition of its first ESG equity fund which joins a number of fixed income funds incorporating an ESG process.
RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) is to strengthen its responsible investing and impact investing team in the United States with two new senior management roles.
CPR Asset Management, part of European asset manager Amundi, has become the first asset manager to license climate rating Climetrics to market its funds.
William Blair, a global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management, has named Blake Pontius, CFA, to a new role as Director of Sustainable Investing.
Following the Investment Association’s annoucement it will launch a consultation on ESG fund classification, Neville White, head of SRI policy and research at EdenTree Investment Management, says this represents a golden opportunity to take the lead on transparancy around responsible and sustainable investments…
The first major study from the Aberdeen Standard Investments Research Institute presents a new way of comparing countries in terms of economic and environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.
Measurability and comparability of non-financial performance remain the biggest hurdles to ESG investment growth, according to a new report from BNY Mellon.