Investment fund industry: new decade, new thinking

“We believe that sustainability should be our new standard for investing.” This was written in bold characters in the latest letter from Larry Fink to BlackRock’s clients. It would be easy to dismiss these words as just an attempt to liberate the firm from its...

The remarkable rise of ESG: Europe leads the way

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds are moving from a ‘nice to have’ to an essential part of many asset managers’ suite of products. And it is all seems to be on the back of growing regulatory pressure as well as consumer demand. Ethical and responsible...