ESG

“An excellent tool”: New study by AIMA and Simmons & Simmons probes ESG short-selling ethics

“An excellent tool”: New study by AIMA and Simmons & Simmons probes ESG short-selling ethics

Short selling is essential in enabling investors to hedge against ESG risks, and has bolstered market transparency by uncovering corporate wrongdoing and environmental negligence, according to a new study by the Alternative Investment Management Association and global law firm Simmons & Simmons.

Regulation

New KPMG study explores fund regulation challenges following pandemic turmoil

New KPMG study explores fund regulation challenges following pandemic turmoil

Asset managers and investment funds have largely remained “operationally resilient” during the coronavirus crisis, but depressed asset volumes along with closer scrutiny of leverage and short-selling remain key issues for the sector during the ongoing pandemic, according to a new KPMG study into regulatory scrutiny of the industry.