Sophisticated data analytics will give investment funds ESG edge

“ESG ratings and data are famously messy,” says Jason Mitchell (pictured) co-head of responsible investment at active investment manager Man Group. “If you look at the correlation among the scores of the data providers, there is in fact a lot of disagreement.”

As a result, the firm, along with its fundamentally-driven, quantitative investment arm Man Numeric, has recently launched Man Group ESG Analytics, a tool which aims to unpack some of what Mitchell calls this ‘problematic data’.

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