investment strategy

Jun 01, 2020

USS-divestThe giant UK pension scheme USS is divesting from selected tobacco, coal and weapons manufacturers in a move said to follow pressure from members.

Jun 01, 2020

ESGGermany’s DWS has said it will enforce stricter ESG investment criteria in its funds by using forward looking data to identify and engage issuers with high climate transition risks and those that violate international sustainability standards. 

May 28, 2020

ESG_investingA majority of asset owners globally actively integrate ESG factors into their investment process, according to a survey.

May 27, 2020

Money_marketJP Morgan Asset Management has partnered with the global funds network Calastone to increase the automated settlement of its money market funds.

May 27, 2020

M&G_Ascentric_acquistionM&G has bought UK pension and insurance mutual Royal London’s Ascentric ‘financial wrap’ platform business for an undisclosed price.

May 26, 2020

Beat ThomaA number of indicators signal that financial markets are stabilising after the initial impact of the coronavirus crisis, says Beat Thoma, chief investment officer at Fisch Asset Management in Switzerland.

May 21, 2020

Green_bondsHSBC Global Asset Management and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, have announced the third closing of a green bond fund which has raised $474 million (€431.97 million) to support climate risk-mitigation investments across emerging markets.

May 21, 2020

coronavirus_crisis_esgHugh Stacey, head of investor solutions at fund administrator IQ-EQ, answers questions on the future of ESG following the pandemic, and whether the world will ever return to a pre-Covid status quo.

May 20, 2020

DiceSince the global financial crisis of 2008, the use of private credit as an alternative to bank loans has grown exponentially. But what, asks Mark Latham, will be the sector’s prospects post-Covid?

May 20, 2020

U-turnCovid-19 has prompted fund managers to consider how the world will change – perhaps forever – in terms of globalisation and, notably, the response to climate change. By Alex Rolandi.

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Top features in May

Irish ETFs: Covid’s challenge to ETF project deadline

Ireland seeks greater efficiencies for its ETF industry, but lockdown threatens to delay a key plan to upgrade operations before the end of the year. Nicholas Pratt reports.

Association column: Where do we go from here?

The gravity of what is happening as a result of Covid-19 casts a long shadow over other thoughts. Accompanying the shock, distress and grief, the demonstrations of selflessness, compassion and resilience have lifted our collective spirit. We are indebted to all those who do the extraordinary for others.

Exchange-traded funds: With flying colours?

ETFs recently marked their 20th birthday in Europe amid uncertainty and volatility. The Covid-19 crisis has hit indices hard but opportunities in these index-based investments still exist, say experts.

Technology: Tech will ‘democratise’ wealth management

With the help of technology, retail investors will be able to access assets previously available only to institutional clients. Bob Currie reports on new research by Funds Europe and Calastone.

Post-Covid-19: There’s no going back

Covid-19 has prompted fund managers to consider how the world will change – perhaps forever – in terms of globalisation and, notably, the response to climate change. By Alex Rolandi.