Tag: ESG

New ESG Regulation Expected Soon from DOL

Despite the frequent publication of regulatory guidance—or perhaps because of it—there remains a lot of confusion about how retirement plan fiduciaries should think about environmental and social justice issues while building investment lineups.

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Investment Product and Service Launches

Northern Trust offers ESG analytics solution; Innovator announces May series of Defined Outcome ETFs; Capital Group launches fund invested in sectors of the credit spectrum; and more.

Some Comforting Lessons for Retirement Plan Investors

Data from leading retirement plan recordkeepers shows 401(k) and IRA accounts have seen smaller losses than many broad market indices, thanks in no small part to the efforts of plan sponsors and their advisers. Corporate pensions have also fared better than their public counterparts.

ESG and Fixed Income—a Natural Fit

Both quantitative and qualitative research suggest bonds issued by companies with favorable environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings can offer downside mitigation during periods of market turbulence.
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Investment Product and Service Launches

Lincoln Financial Group and Capital Group combine TDFs and annuities; Federated Investors, Inc. to rename brand and ticker symbol; and MSCI publishes principles of sustainable investing.

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Investment Product and Service Launches

John Hancock to offer Morningstar adviser managed account services; Franklin Templeton expands active fixed income ETF suite; and industry veterans form equity strategy firm. 

Investment Product and Service Launches

John Hancock creates model portfolios managed by Manulife; Northern Trust builds portfolio analytics tool; American Century to launch new suite of investment solutions; and more.

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Investment Product and Service Launches

Stadion's managed account service offered on TRG platform; Apex builds ESG rating service and adds global development head; Northern Trust Forms Options Trading Desk in Chicago; and more.

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Investment Product and Service Launches

Buffalo Funds introduces institutional class shares; Nuveen adds to Diversified Dividend and Income Fund team; and State Street Global Advisors launches ESG money market fund. 

Art by Jackson Epstein

Investment Product and Service Launches

American Century Investments to develop new equity and fixed income suite; HealthSavings Administrators releases HSA investment vehicle; DWS Group launches ESG ETF; and more.