Liontrust is to broaden its sustainable investment offering to European fund buyers through the launch of the Irish-domiciled GF Sustainable Future Global Growth Fund on 12 November 2019.
ESG & Responsible Investing
Brown Advisory, a USD76 billion, employee-owned, global investment firm, has launched the Global Leaders Sustainable Fund under its Dublin-UCITS umbrella.
Vontobel Asset Management’s Clean Technology fund has added new impact indicators to “Potential Avoided Emissions” (PAE) and carbon footprint reporting giving investors the opportunity to shift from the current focus on mitigating ESG risks to positive impact considerations.
Style Analytics, a provider of factor-based portfolio and market analytical tools for investment professionals, has launched a new ESG factor simulation tool to help clients optimise the impact of ESG within their portfolios in collaboration with Sustainalytics, a specialist in ESG research, ratings and analysis.
Sycomore Asset Management (Sycomore AM) has broadened its range of SRI funds with the launch of SRI Next Generation, a fund with a focus on companies offering business models that are compatible with sustainable growth objectives.
TOBAM, a Paris-based quantitative asset manager and founder of the Maximum Diversification approach, has been awarded the LuxFLAG ESG label to its full range of funds.
IHS Markit has launched the IHS Markit Global Carbon Index, the first benchmark for the global price of carbon credits.
Robeco has launched the Robeco QI Emerging Markets Sustainable Enhanced Index Equities with a strategy that aims for a 20 per cent higher score on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria than the benchmark (MSCI Emerging Markets Index).
Scientific Beta is now providing an ESG option for all of its indices, enabling investors to benefit from the performance of its High Factor Intensity (HFI) Multi-Beta Multi-Strategy (MBMS) indices while upholding ESG norms and materially reducing exposure to companies with high exposure to ESG risks.
BNY Mellon has expanded the firm’s ESG Analytics offering by integrating fixed income scoring for corporate bonds.