Radical shifts in the European platform market

Allfunds’ recent stock market debut marked a noisy close to an unusually noisy period for institutional fund platforms. Recent years have seen Europe’s two large global custodians (Clearstream and Euroclear) enter the market through acquisitions of well-established...

UK advisers are shifting their views on ESG, but…

Advisers are starting to discuss how responsible / ESG investing can be profitable in their conversations with clients, our new research finds. Investors, they say, can “do well by doing good”. Advisers’ concerns about the downside risk of poor returns from these...

ESG is a journey, not just a destination

The rise of ESG is prompting some bold headlines: “Almost 60% of mutual fund assets will be ESG by 2025.” “ESG funds forecast to outnumber conventional funds by 2025.” “ESG as it is today won’t exist in 10 years – it will be the norm” and so on… But viewing the...