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Socially-responsible investing is not about short-term gains, says Union Investment’s sustainability chief Florian Sommer, it’s about divining future business trends and working out which companies are best able to adapt.
A poll from German asset manager Union Investment has found that German institutional investors are more than three times as risk-averse as their peers in neighbouring countries, with 72% of Germans considering ‘safety’ the most important criterion when making investment decisions.
The British asset manager Schroders and its German peer Union Investment announced on Friday they would absorb all external research costs under Mifid II. Both companies had previously said they would pass some of these costs on to clients.
German investors are laggards when it comes to sustainable investing compared to most of their peers in surrounding counties. They are catching up, but still have some work to do.
Six in 10 institutional investors in the northern half of Europe believe they will fail to generate their target return over the next three years, according to a poll by Union Investment. Unlike their peers elsewhere, German investors put the blame squarely on the low-yield environment.
Almost two thirds of German savers believe they could soon face negative interest rates on their bank accounts, according to a poll administered by Union Investment.
Some 39% of institutional assets in Europe are invested in sustainable mandates, according to a study commissioned by Union Investment, the German asset manager. The Nordics and the Netherlands are the frontrunners, while Germany and Italy are lagging behind.