ESG

May 23, 2022

BNP Paribas buildingBNP Paribas Asset Management has ranked first in a report which analyses the effectiveness of asset managers’ ESG communications, with Robeco following close behind.

May 16, 2022

Elliot_RefsonFor emerging managers – any firm newly launching into the asset management market – choosing partners is a crucial exercise, and that includes the fund domicile. Elliot Refson, head of funds at Jersey Finance, expands on the issue and introduces Funds Europe’s emerging managers survey.

May 16, 2022

Thomas Richter Thomas Richter, the head of Germany’s main fund association, has criticised EU rules for increasing costs in asset management that result in firms finding it difficult to invest in their businesses.

May 12, 2022

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) is joining up with The Alliance To End Plastic Waste to launch a fund targeting the circular economy and a decrease plastic waste.

May 11, 2022

Nick_FitzpatrickDo you remember how Value at Risk (VaR) – the risk-management metric – came in for much criticism after the financial crisis of 2008? It was once compared to an airbag that works all the time except when you have a car accident.

May 11, 2022

This quarter, I will set foot on at least three continents as business travel shuttles me around the earth. From trade shows and conferences, panel hosting and client visits, my carry-on bag and laptop case will get a full and vigorous workout.

May 11, 2022

Fund managers talk to Nicholas Pratt about the dangers of ESG metrics that boil complex risks down to a single number.

May 11, 2022

Reporting_filesThe industry accepts the need for more rigour in ESG fund reporting, but the work will be pointless if investors don’t understand the end result. Nicholas Pratt reports.

May 11, 2022

Dirt_roadAmid heightened concerns about greenwashing, the funds industry’s stance on climate investing has come under increasing scrutiny. Pete Carvill looks at two studies in particular and asks how the landscape has changed since they were published.

May 11, 2022

ESGESG events that have captured attention in the past year, and the evolution of attitudes to ESG-based returns, are two topics our expert panellists discuss.

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