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UK's fund industry

IIMI think tank calls on FCA and UK government to do more to promote asset management industry

IIMI think tank calls on FCA and UK government to do more to promote asset management industry

Nick Evans writes that a new paper by the Independent Investment Management Initiative (IIMI), a boutique asset management think tank comprised of over 40 leading independent firms in the UK and continental Europe, has called for regulatory action and reform in several key areas where IIMI members believe the UK authorities could do more to stimulate growth in the asset management industry.

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Asset managers prioritise underlying investments, while asset owners identify climate change as their top ESG concern

Asset managers prioritise underlying investments, while asset owners identify climate change as their top ESG concern

Asset managers are placing greater emphasis on active ownership of their investments and increasingly engaging on ESG issues with the underlying companies in their portfolios, according to a newly released survey conducted by Russell Investments. 

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Scientific Beta survey shows that most investors do not believe in ESG outperformance

Scientific Beta survey shows that most investors do not believe in ESG outperformance

A survey conducted by Scientific Beta to collect market participants' views on its recent white paper '"Honey, I Shrunk the ESG Alpha": Risk-Adjusting ESG Portfolio Returns' received responses from investment professionals with roles such as portfolio manager, chief investment officer, director of investment strategy research, head of asset allocation, head of ESG research, ESG analyst and research analyst.