The index industry is growing and diversifying its products and services to meet expanding investor needs driven by demand for indices measuring environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria, which saw a 40.2 per cent increase, and fixed income indices, which had a 7.1 per cent increase.
ESG & Responsible Investing
Kempen Capital Management (Kempen) has announced a new climate change policy, detailing a timeframe for objectives over the short, medium and long term, and enabling the firm to become a net-zero investor by 2050.
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has launched three new guides for asset owners, outlining how they can ensure environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations remain at the heart of their relationships with investment managers.
Alpha FMC, a provider of specialist consultancy services to the asset and wealth management industry, has launched a dedicated Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Responsible Investment (RI) practice.
Prestige Funds, a specialist private debt fund group, has launched a new information and research service for investors who are interested in opportunities that will help them to fund alternative energy sources.
Index Industry Association's (IIA) fourth annual global benchmark survey shows an industry that is growing and diversifying its products and services to meet expanding investor needs.
The recent sale of USD2.8 billion worth of green bonds by French energy giant EDF could cause a wave of similar issuance from accessing a market that signals a commitment by both issuers and investors to boost their ESG credentials, according to Justin Craib-Cox, co-manager of the RWC Sustainable Convertibles fund.
Nordea Asset Management – a specialist in sustainable and responsible investing – has been awarded a GBP325 million specialist climate and environment equity mandate from the Brunel Pension Partnership.
Almost all of the largest hubs for green finance are concentrated within Western Europe, a biannual index shows, with Amsterdam, Zurich, and London continuing to lead efforts to finance a sustainable future.
MSCI Inc has launched the MSCI Climate Paris Aligned Index Suite.