Natixis releases international sustainable equity fund; Putnam to host webcasts on fixed income markets; and Fitch Ratings launches ESG Scoring System.
This will drive broader growth in ESG, Cerulli Associates says.
Of the 12% of institutional investor respondents to a recent survey who have incorporated ESG, most are DC plans, and more than half are healthcare-focused organizations.
Northern Trust Creates Private Equity and Hedge Fund Service Group; Impax Introduces ESG-Focused Fund; OneAmerica to Offer Russell Investments Managed Accounts; and more.
The firm will offer commission-free online transactions for specific funds.
Yet, according to ClearPoint Financial Partners, the investing strategy only accounts for less than 1% of the $7.7 trillion U.S. defined contribution (DC) retirement market.
A review of industry commentary dissecting the DOL’s recently published Field Assistance Bulletin on the topic of ESG investments suggests the “sub-regulatory guidance” has left a lot of stakeholders with key questions.
Data shared by FTSE Russell, taken from the firm’s annual smart beta survey, suggests the use of “multi-factor combination smart beta index-based investment strategies” by institutional investors has more than doubled since first measured in 2015.
TD Ameritrade Adds ESG Investment Models and First Trust Creates Index-Based ETF.
Russell Investments Discusses New ESG Finding; Merrill Lynch Brand Designs ESG Portfolios; and EDHEC-Risk Institute Examines Retirement Products and TDFs.
"Based on our observations as managers of global fixed income portfolios, the integration of ESG factors and green bonds into the investment process can help investors reap opportunistic gains as well as defend returns,” Yvette Klevan with Lazard Asset Management says.
oekom Research Joins ISS, Renames Brand; T. Rowe Price Releases Multi-Strategy Fund; BNY Mellon Launches Core Plus Fund; and more.
Highlights from a new Natixis survey suggest reporting challenges continue to rank as top hurdle for institutions implementing ESG programs; this includes the concern that public companies may be “greenwashing” reported data to enhance their public image.
Voya Investment Management has become the latest signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment pledge, stepping right into a hot debate about the role of environmental and societal considerations in retirement plan investing.
TD Ameritrade Announces Alternative Solution for Portfolio Management; American Century Releases First ETFs; Putnam Reveals Two ESG Fund Offerings; and more.
Only 39% of institutional investors surveyed by Callan that do not include ESG factors in investment decision-making said the value proposition for ESG remains unclear, down from 63% in 2016.
Mercer introduces their top 10 key tips for endowment and foundation (E&F) committees to understand and implement throughout the year.
In a series of sharply written, dueling reports, experts from the American Council for Capital Formation and CalPERS debate the proper role of environmentally and socially conscious investments—and whether the massive public pension fund has grown too political in its actions.
A Mercer white paper says defined contribution plan sponsors should focus on ensuring sound plan management and establishing success measures, among other things.