Norway’s wealth fund sets anti-corruption expectations
Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest at $1trn (€808.8bn), has set out a series of strong anti-corruption measures it expects the 8,985 companies it invests in to have.
Lack of commissions to extend 2017’s ETP rebound in Europe
Flows into European equity exchange traded products (ETP) rebounded in 2017, after an annus horribilis in 2016, and the trend is set to continue thanks to MiFID II’s transparency requirements in 2018, according to reports.
Neuberger Berman slams credit agencies on ESG failings
More needs to be done by the big three credit ratings agencies to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns into their issuer ratings, according to Neuberger Berman.
Difficulty for fund managers if ESG not considered
It will become difficult for fund managers in the future to sell their products if they do not take into account environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, Aktia Asset Management believes.
Fund selectors who don’t create ESG portfolios to lose clients
When it comes to investors demanding ESG, the speed of change may vary based on the type of investor and the country in which they live, but the direction of travel will not: the future will not be about offering a few ethical or green funds here or there but about moving to a full ESG process across a client’s entire portfolio.
Fund selectors talk up ESG but slow to take action
Almost 60% of fund selectors believe environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies will become more integrated into portfolios, though most currently have low or no weighting towards these strategies, according to an Expert Investor survey.