ESG & responsible investing

Barclays, Citi, Santander among banks yet to “fully embed” ESG practices

Barclays, Citi, Santander among banks yet to “fully embed” ESG practices

Thirty banks including Barclays, BBVA, Citi, Credit Suisse, Santander and UBS, were assessed on how they have integrated ESG factors into their commercial practices, and none were judged to be ‘outstanding’, according to a new benchmark report by audit, accounting, and consulting firm Mazars. 

Bonds

Breckinridge sees further tightening in US corporate debt spreads after wild bond market swings in H1

Breckinridge sees further tightening in US corporate debt spreads after wild bond market swings in H1

Fixed income managers have seen a hectic first half of the year in 2020. In the US, a typical year’s worth of new issues was printed in the space of just four months, as the onset of the pandemic forced companies to take urgent action to shore up their finances.

PODCAST

SEI Podcast Series: Technology transformation in investment management firms

SEI Podcast Series: Technology transformation in investment management firms

In a recent white paper entitled Evolution in Asset Management, SEI pointed out that 70 per cent of US fund managers are currently looking to deploy advanced analytics in the front-office. The field of data science and machine learning-based data analysis is helping to transform how fund managers think about data to gain a competitive edge. 

CORONAVIRUS

Top allocators and managers come together for world’s largest cap intro event in aid of Funds4Food Covid-19 initiative

Top allocators and managers come together for world’s largest cap intro event in aid of Funds4Food Covid-19 initiative

Funds4Food, the largest capital introduction event in history which is aiming to raise money for Funds4Food’s Covid-19 initiative, is now underway providing two-weeks of virtual one-on-one meetings between alternative asset managers and leading allocators.