An adviser’s message to his peers is to not fear including ESG factors in investment analysis.
More practices are looking to upgrade their technology and implement direct indexing and model portfolios as they look to spend more time on client service.
While the ESG controversy has not changed how three states operate, one state treasurer has doubled down by banning them from state investments.
One factor hindering ESG’s adoption is the lack of ESG-focused target-date funds, though several firms are starting to introduce them.
Nineteen Republican state attorneys general signed a letter to BlackRock seeking ‘clarification on actions that appear to have been motivated by interests other than maximizing financial return.’
Wilshire brings to market third-gen factor index series and Northern Trust Front Office Solutions enhances liquidity management solutions for asset owners.
DWS releases climate-focused Xtrackers ETF.
Schwab Asset Management reduces fees on 10 funds; LeafHouse Financial Services announces new DCIO service; and Russell Investments expands personalized managed accounts.
MSCI launches next generation of equity factor models, while Robeco launches quant credit strategy focused on SDGs and climate.
Nationwide adds two new death benefit features; Putnam Investments to launch five new investment strategies; and Broadridge launches multi-account collective investment trust fund.
Vontobel expands retirement plan offerings; Brooklyn Investment Group and Apex to launch A.I.-powered unified managed account platform; BlackRock updates multifactor ETF suite; and more.
Putnam Investments to develop suite of sustainable retirement target-date funds; PGIM Investments expands actively managed fixed income ETF lineup; Nationwide adds new solution to address market volatility; and more.
Pacific Life announces collaboration with Wespath and WTW on qualifying longevity annuity contract option; Principal Global Investors launches active real estate ETF; and BNY Mellon Investment Management partners with UBS to offer model portfolios.
Alquity and Spouting Rock to launch new U.S. ESG investing platform; State Street Global Advisors launches new ETF; Northern Trust partners with Enfusion as part of whole office strategy; and more.
AssetMark announces values-driven investment program and inaugural ESG report; Dimensional lists three new emerging markets equity ETFs; Allspring Global Investments selects SEI Trust Company to serve as successor trustee for CIT business.
WisdomTree launches portfolio and growth solutions; Truelytics and BlackRock partner to bring data and analytics to advisers.