By Dr Andy Sloan (pictured), Guernsey Finance – Guernsey has been identified as an ‘emerging global contender’ in green finance. In a climate currently led by the global commitments made at the United Nations COP 21 conference in 2015, Guernsey has identified green issues as a key strategic objective.
ESG & Responsible Investing
LGT Capital Partners reports that European alternatives managers’ adoption of ESG principals has increased.
A new foundation focused on using a blockchain protocol to track and measure impact investing has been created by Dr Shaun Conway, a medical doctor and former adviser to the World Health Organisation.
Currency manager Record Currency Management (Record) has been accepted as a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and is one of the first dedicated currency managers to do so.
Hedge funds globally have allocated at least USD59 billion to responsible investment (RI), according to a survey by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS).
Fortuna Asset Management Communications – a public relations agency specialising in advice to boutique asset managers – has become a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
Ethics and professionalism are playing an increasingly significant role in investment professionals’ careers and influencing where they want to work, according to the latest CFA UK Ethics Survey.
Guernsey is set to launch what it says will be the world’s first regulated green investment fund product following the publication of a set of draft rules by the island’s financial services regulator, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.
Strooga Consulting is pioneering new research on environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration by drawing on data solutions from Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), a provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for the investment industry.
Record Currency Management (Record) has signed both the FX Global Code and the LGPS Investment Code of Transparency.