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Wednesday, April 13th, 2022
A biweekly topical newsletter from PLANADVISER
Greetings PLANADVISER readers! Among the most persistently popular topics we cover on is the rise of environmental, social and governance (ESG) themed investing within retirement plans and by institutional investors. Collected below is our latest coverage and analysis of this important and evolving topic. We expect that some of what you read may surprise you, and we hope you considering sharing our stories with a client or colleague.
The Markets
Finding the Intersection of ESG and Performance
Identifying companies with positive ratings is not enough, experts agree, as companies’ financial positions must also be considered.
Taking Stock of the SEC’s Ambitious Climate Agenda
Now that the financial services industry has had some time to digest the 500-plus pages of proposed rulemaking text, compliance experts are offering insight about exactly what the SEC’s climate disclosure regulations entail.
SEC Votes to Propose Climate-Related Disclosure Rules
Supporters of the new proposal say it represents a positive move that will not only increase the availability to investors of more consistent climate-related data, but also increase the accountability placed on companies.
Bill To Protect U.S. Investor Assets From Russia Exposure
American retirement investors and individuals saving for retirement could be harmed by economic spillover of war in Ukraine, senator warns
The Markets
Promising Post-Pandemic Alternative Asset Classes
Experts say the COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on certain alts that, at this juncture, have not been widely embraced by institutional investors.
DOL Publishes RFI on Climate-Related Financial Risks to Savings
The Department of Labor wants help identifying actions it can take to safeguard employees’ savings and pensions from threats related to climate change.
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