From nice-to-have to must-have: ESG becoming central to hedge fund processes, study finds

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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.

The report, ‘Sustainable Investing: Fast Forwarding Its Evolution’, published jointly today by KPMG, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA), and CREATE-Research, underlines the far-reaching impact that ESG is having on the investor-manager dynamic.

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