Once regarded as something of a fringe concern, responsible investing and ESG (environmental, social and governance) themes have steadily gained momentum in recent years, becoming a key component in many of the world’s biggest and most successful hedge fund strategies.
ESG & Responsible Investing
Sudrania Fund Services Corp (Sudrania) has released Seamless Impact, the latest version of its flagship fund administration platform, Seamless Investment Backoffice.
Sustainable investing proved to be the biggest structural investment theme for 2020 and beyond at the ninth annual Amsterdam Investor Forum, hosted on 5 February at the headquarters of ABN AMRO Clearing.
JP Morgan Alternative Asset Management is rolling out a new long/short ESG-focused hedge fund strategy, which aims to generate alpha by trading a range of global sustainability themes – but warns that more work is needed on ESG education within the hedge fund industry.
Lazard Asset Management is launching a new emerging markets quantitative fund which will trade a diversified, low volatility strategy with an ESG focus placed at the forefront of its stock-picking process.
A growing number of investors require hedge funds to build environmental, social and governance (ESG) elements into their investment processes – with traditional risk-return metrics being overhauled to include ESG factors, a wide-ranging industry study has found.
It is rare one can apply the term ‘innovative’ in financial markets with any real conviction, but it absolutely holds true for Aurum Fund Management Ltd (Aurum), a Bermudan fund-of-funds manager with a commitment to environmental conservationism and sustainability.
Style Analytics, a provider of factor-based portfolio and market analytical tools for investment professionals, is expanding its ESG factor analysis tool with the launch of Carbon Risk Ratings and emission data from Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG research, ratings and data.
Refinitiv has launched the Future of Sustainable Data Alliance (The Alliance) in conjunction with the World Economic Forum, United Nations, IIF, OMFIF, Tsinghua University, ASIFMA, GFMA, Climate Bonds Initiative, FinTech4good, Everledger, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, Bank of Africa-BCME, GoImpact and other founding member firms.
Machine learning’s influence over hedge funds will continue to grow, shaping trading decisions and portfolio positioning, while sustainable alpha opportunities are driving the industry to an inflection point, a new study by JP Morgan suggests.