The number of investors and corporations adopting environmental, societal, and corporate governance (ESG) data collection strategies has risen significantly in recent years.
Companies cannot thrive without healthy and happy employees, consumers, and communities. Investors must use their influence with companies and other stakeholders to ensure the basic rights of these groups are respected.
Investments in private equity, private debt, infrastructures or real estate are a response to investors’ search for performance, as well as meaning. These increasingly sought-after real assets are facing unprecedented momentum and volumes.
The fund industry needs to grow its relationship with retail clients but today the end investor is still hidden behind a difficult and resource-consuming process. Paolo Brignardello, Chief Commercial Officer of FundsDLT, explains that by focusing on the investor and deploying next-generation infrastructure all actors stand to benefit.
The coronavirus epidemic has further accelerated the rise of ESG into the investment mainstream. As deficits skyrocket, bond investors have an opportunity to engage with governments on climate change, argues Thomas Dillon.
While much of the world’s focus continues to be on tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis also requires urgent attention. The number of countries and companies supporting the move to a lower-carbon world is growing, but practical challenges remain. How can we build back better after COVID, and navigate to a cleaner, safer and sustainable world?
The BottleneckFund raising by infrastructure fund managers is at an all-time high but so is the amount of funds raised that has not been invested. The amount of so-called ‘dry powder’ has been multiplied by three in ten years and now stands at more than USD200bn.
The third-party ManCo market is booming but Global CEO Derek Delaney (pictured) and Marketing Director Alison Mitsas explain what it is that makes Waystone distinct. Key differentiators include a truly global presence and a distribution support offering.
With the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) set to come into effect on March 10, EU-based asset managers face a fundamental shift in how they disclose, report and position their ESG funds.
Funds Europe talks to Standard Chartered’s Simon Kellaway about the main findings from its survey into China’s funds market.
Why fund admin tech is a key competitive advantage
Cian Hyland, Strategic Client Relationship Director at Deep Pool Financial Solutions spoke to us about how technology enables efficient data management, reporting automation and secure data access.
Insights from State Street
Cuan Coulter, Global Head of Asset Managers and Head of UK and Ireland at State Street, discusses how fund managers decide between the two cross-border fund domiciles, namely Ireland and Luxembourg, and why asset managers find managing data so difficult.
Unlocking access to private markets
Vincent Clause, who heads the global funds strategy at Euroclear and David Genn, CEO of Goji, sit down with Funds Europe to explain how technological innovation, bolstered by operational experience and global reach, can provide solutions that unlock access to private markets.
Sustainable investing in the DC world
Claire Felgate, a specialist in UK defined contribution pension schemes at asset manager BlackRock, talks with Funds Europe editor Nick Fitzpatrick about how - and the pace at which - DC pension schemes are adapting to the requirements of sustainable investment.
Join our webinar for a deep dive into the findings of the fresh-off-the-press EU Taxonomy 2023 Insights Report, based on Clarity AI's best-in-class coverage of EU Taxonomy reported data and CDP industry-leading environmental datasets.
In this webinar, we discuss tools for optimising fund data management and distribution, the role of global fund classifications and ratings, and how technology and automation enhance data integrity and insights.