Osmosis Investment Management, a London based sustainable asset manager, has closed an equity investment from Capricorn’s Sustainable Investors Fund, a seeding fund focused on sustainable and impact investment managers.
ESG & Responsible Investing
The Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) will launch two new futures contracts – FTSE4Good TIP Taiwan ESG (F4G TIP TW ESG) Index Futures and TIP Taiwan Market Biotechnology and Medical Care (TIP Taiwan BIO) Index Futures on 8 June, 2020.
By Jim Neumann, CIO, Sussex Partners – The news that Blackrock is to advise the European Commission on how the EU could boost the growth of green finance and build the market for sustainable financial products is a welcome announcement. It is also a long overdue step forward.
As sustainable investing and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) trends continue to soar among hedge funds, new research by BlackRock suggests a majority of ESG-tilted investment portfolios have outperformed non-sustainable counterparts during this year’s coronavirus-fuelled downturn.
A year after launching Atlas Global Investors, a traditional long/short fundamental equity hedge fund with a core responsible investing focus, Quentin Dumortier is convinced that ESG (environment, social and governance) themes are more important than ever for investors.
Ambienta, a sustainability-focused European asset manager, has launched its first absolute return fund, Ambienta X Alpha, which is believed to be the world’s first long/short fund entirely focused on environmental sustainability.
The trend towards responsible investing and ESG is likely to maintain its momentum despite the potentially far-reaching impact of the coronavirus crisis, according to new research by Man Group.
Refinitiv has announced a series of global sustainability steps to help combat climate change. The company previously committed to three core pledges on environment, social impact and sustainable solutions that support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Financial information firm Refinitiv has unveiled key enhancements to its ESG scoring methodology, making its company scores “more data driven than ever”.
The global hedge fund industry’s shift towards greater customisation and bespoke products is rapidly gathering momentum, as allocators pile into managed accounts and sector- or country-specific strategies, with ESG concerns also increasingly to the fore, according to a new industry study published by Deutsche Bank.