Interest in ESG investing continues to grow, but many investors want proof of its alpha.
We will discuss how asset managers are putting environmental, social and governance investing themes to work. Particular attention will be paid to the regulatory environment and the potential to pursue greater investment returns by seeking out companies with higher ESG ratings.
Sources say it’s partly due to the growing popularity of ESG investing, but there’s a lot more going on to fuel the trend, from increasing market complexity to the emergence of new regulations.
The ongoing implementation of Regulation Best Interest gets top billing in the SEC’s recently published 2021 examination priorities list, though recent evidence suggests the regulator’s focus on share class disclosures remains a chief concern.
MSCI to launch investment solutions with Microsoft, and Xtrackers by DWS launches ESG ETFs.
TIAA says a variable annuity and mutual funds that take an ESG approach are widely used on its retirement plan platforms.
More retirement plans could begin offering environmental, social and governance funds in their lineups.
The lawmakers say their proposals to require more disclosure of environmental, social and governance information build on the proven principle that sustainable investing and profitable investing are not mutually exclusive.
Experts say the president-elect could start the process of shoring up Social Security and embrace ESG investing.
Northern Trust updates investor portal for alt asset managers, SSGA introduces corporate bond ESG ETF, and Mercer launches climate transition analytics solution.
With the Democratic nominee leading polls over the past several months, investors have had ample time to consider the potential impacts of a Biden administration, sources say.
The final version of the regulation emphasizes the importance of using only ‘pecuniary’ factors in the assessment of investment options within tax-qualified retirement plans, rather than expressly limiting the use of environmental, social and governance themed investments.
The failure to pass a second fiscal stimulus package is causing volatility, experts said, adding to the normal pre-election jitters.
J.P. Morgan designs core menu evaluation tool; FTSE Russell launches enhanced Green Revenue Data Model; Franklin Templeton presents goals optimization engine; and more.
Research finds that if this goal is met, advisers’ share of wallet increases.