Active investment management firm Man Group has appointed Jason Mitchell as Co-Head of Responsible Investment. Together with Steven Desmyter, Co-Head of Responsible Investment, Mitchell will oversee responsible investment activities across Man Group.
ESG & Responsible Investing
Sustainable investment management firm Osmosis Investment Management is launching a UCITS fund to provide investors with absolute returns, uncorrelated to equity markets, while delivering a significantly reduced net environmental footprint.
USAVE Blockchain (USAVE) is to partner with GMEX Group (GMEX), a provider of exchange, post-trade and digital technology solutions, to build the digital Monaco Gold Spot Exchange (MGX) which will enable secure trading of physical eco-responsible gold.
JP Morgan Alternative Asset Management launches forum promoting ESG integration to hedge fund managers
JP Morgan Alternative Asset Management (JPMAAM) is strengthening its efforts to assist hedge fund managers who are interested in increased adoption of environmental, social and governance factors into their underlying strategies and businesses.
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.
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).