ESG

LGPS fund to develop ESG reporting with custodian

State Street has won a custody and fund administration mandate in the UK’s Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), where large asset pools are being...

Consultants back ESG initiative for pension schemes

The UK pensions regulator’s guidance that pension schemes take into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors where they are financially material received a...

Deutsche AM hands new ESG role to Benelux executive

Deutsche Asset Management has expanded the role of one of its senior Benelux executives, Pieter Furnée, to also become global head of responsible investing. The...

ESG ROUNDTABLE: The rise and rise of ESG

As socially responsible investment rises up the agenda, our panel of experts discusses the state of the sector, the evolution of ESG standards and future...

INSIDE VIEW: The pitfalls of alternative credit

Complexity is one potential difficulty with alternative credit, a newer type of asset class that is more popular in a low-yield environment. Gabriella Kindert...

Five reasons to invest in green bonds

Green bonds are emerging rapidly as a new category within fixed income. The market has grown over the past few years and keeps on broadening in...

ESG: Investors warned on investment risk from Asia’s farms

An investor group including Dutch pension fund APG has warned that Asian factory farms risk contaminating the global food supply chain due to increasing...

Aquila appoints head of consultant relations

Hamburg-based asset management firm Aquila Capital has appointed Ian Williams to the post of head of consultant relations. In the newly-created role, Williams will be...

Candriam ETFs to combine ESG and smart beta

Brussels-based asset manager Candriam is to launch a range of ETF strategies that combine smart beta with responsible investing. Candriam, which manages about €107.2 billion,...

East Capital fund puts China’s ‘war on pollution’ in its sites

East Capital, an emerging and frontier markets asset manager founded in Sweden, says it has raised capital from Nordic investors to support the launch...

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