Socially Responsible Investment Campaign of the year

of the year
BankInvest Global Emerging Markets Equities SRI
As one of Scandinavia�s largest emerging market equity and debt investors, BankInvest has pioneered positive SRI screening and uses its investment muscle to promote ESG issues within companies. The BankInvest approach is new and refreshing, relying on dialogue with the investee companies to provide an opportunity for many organisations who would otherwise not be allowed to invest in emerging markets due to their investment restrictions. Not only is this an investment process that considers the social and environmental consequences of investments, both positive and negative, but it does it within the context of rigorous financial analysis. {playerflv}/images/stories/awards_vids/clip12.flv|320|256|#ffffff|true|left{/playerflv}The fund has a two-step investment process. First a negative screening identifies companies with unacceptable or controversial practices, either ruling them out or underweighting them in the fund. Then a positive scoring is conducted, assessing improvements and intentions. The screening and scoring are outsourced to Ethix SRI Advisors in Sweden and Innovest Strategic Value Advisors in the US.

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Put your money where your mouth is

Jun 10, 2016

At Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Volatility is the name of the game’

May 13, 2016

Axa Investment Managers chief executive officer, Andrea Rossi, talks to David Stevenson about bringing all his firm’s subsidiaries under one name and the opportunities that a difficult market...


ROUNDTABLE: Beyond the hype

Oct 13, 2016

The use of smart beta investing continues to grow. Our panel, made up of both providers and users, discusses what the strategy actually means, how it should be used and the kind of pitfalls that may arise when using this innovative investment technique.

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Following the direction of travel

Sep 07, 2016

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.