ESG, rating, market, failure, urgent, UK, regulatorsThe UK financial regulator - now scrutinising ESG ratings providers - must realise the stakes are much higher than exaggerated environmental claims for investment products, says Daniel Klier, CEO of ESG Book and former global head of sustainability at HSBC.

investors, reassess, Silicon Valley Bank, bank collapse, banksWith the failure of the US bank Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) this week, we saw the largest banking collapse since the financial crisis of 2008, sending alarm bells ringing across financial markets. By Arun Sai, senior multi asset strategist at Pictet Asset Management.

voting, digital, transformation, 2023, seasonDigital proxy voting technology can help companies move beyond ESG box-ticking, says Jonathan Smalley of Proxymity.

evolution, accounting, co-sourcing, managers, dataManagers no longer have to choose between streamlined accounting processes and control of their data. By Yuriy Shterk, chief product officer, Allvue Systems.

ESG, investmentToday, investment managers must consider ESG before selecting an investment. If the concept seems obvious, turning the theory into practice becomes a tremendous challenge.

Stuart Corrigall of trade body Efama says recent changes to the Eltif rules will make this form of illiquid-asset fund attractive to asset managers and institutional investors.

Private equity, consolidation, fund administration, sectorM&A within the fund administration sector is set to continue, with regulation and compliance favouring providers with a full-service offering. Inflexion partner and head of its £2.5 billion Buyout Fund, Flor Kassai, talks about why private equity is well placed to drive consolidation and build global leaders of scale.

asset management, service, buildingsDespite having no discernible talent for the disciplines required to be a great architect – art, maths, science – I have always been fascinated by buildings.


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