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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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Unlocking the true potential of Emerging Market Debt with ETFs

Unlocking the true potential of Emerging Market Debt with ETFs

By Jordan Harwood and Zhanying Li – "Emerging Markets Debt (EMD) continues to be a key component within many institutional fixed income portfolios today. Firstly, there is strong potential for capital growth and diversification, against the backdrop of developed market rates; and secondly, the asset class still provides essential income to those combatting cash-flow negativity amid the Covid-prolonged low yield environment,” says Jordan Harwood, Vice President, iShares UK Asset Owner Specialist.