Tag: ESG investing

Investment Product and Service Launches

Northern Trust Creates Private Equity and Hedge Fund Service Group; Impax Introduces ESG-Focused Fund; OneAmerica to Offer Russell Investments Managed Accounts; and more.  

ESG Investing Continues to Rise

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.  

Smart Beta Demand Favors Multi-Factor Approach

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.

Voya Financial Steps Straight Into ESG Investing Debate

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.

ESG Investing Goes Under the Microscope in CalPERS Debate

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.

Investment Products and Services Launches

State Street Launches Tool to Deliver Transparency in ESG Investing; TCA Adds an Extra 18 ETFs to Advising Platform; Vanguard Releases Latest Fund to Complement Existing Index and ETF Offering; and more.