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Zais ESG head to join DWS13 days ago
Zais Group’s head of ESG (environmental, social, governance) and impact investing is joining DWS as group sustainability officer in New York
Pandemic underlines importance of the S in ESG as compliant companies outperform24 days ago
For years, assessing environmental risks has been at the forefront of ESG (environmental, social, governance) investing, but there’s been a greater appreciation of the ‘S’ in ESG since the market sell-off in March
PRI unveils ESG workstream for CLOs, loans and ABS3 months ago
Principles for Responsible Investment has established a workstream on environmental social and governance standards in structured products
Ares hires head of ESG from Partners Group3 months ago
Ares Management Corporation has appointed a head for its environmental, social and governance (ESG) practice, effective from April
Points up front: Betting on ESG CLOs3 months ago
Investing ethically is becoming a big part of credit, with CLO managers among the first to adopt environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment guidelines. So it’s no surprise that ESG criteria were high on the list of talking points at the Structured Finance Association’s SFVegas gathering last month.
ESG pervades US CLOs but screening approach divided3 months ago
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is reshaping the US CLO market, with February bringing the first CLOs marketed that have explicit ESG-related investment criteria.
Mercer puts private debt at heart of $2.7 billion fund of fund4 months ago
Mercer has held a final close at $2.7 billion for a private markets fund that offers investors access to private debt and sustainable products
New York pensions seek climate change managers4 months ago
The Comptroller of the City of New York is looking to appoint fixed income managers that invest in climate change solutions, according to a recent notice of search.
LSTA poses ESG quiz to borrowers4 months ago
The Loans Syndications and Trading Association has published an environmental, social and governance questionnaire which it anticipates will provide the loan market with a standardised tool to collect ESG-related information from borrowers
Private debt tops the private markets agenda for insurers, finds Schroders6 months ago
Insurers currently allocate the largest proportion of their private assets’ portfolio to private debt, followed by real estate, according to study published by asset manager Schroders
US pension hires Wilshire as ESG consultant6 months ago
The Rhode Island State Investment Commission has appointed investment advisor Wilshire Associates as environmental, social, and governance consultant at a contract worth up to $75,000
MSCI makes ESG ratings public for over 2,800 companies7 months ago
MSCI Research has made ESG ratings of over 2,800 companies publicly available, according to an announcement by the firm, hoping to encourage open discussion between investors and companies and drive greater transparency
S&P acquires ESG rating business from RobecoSam7 months ago
S&P Global has acquired an ESG ratings business from RobecoSam, according to an announcement. The acquisition includes that of SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), an evaluation tool.
Investors increasingly see ESG as fiduciary duty, State Street survey reveals7 months ago
North American investors are most likely to view ESG as a fiduciary duty, while European investors are driven by regulation, performance and reputational risk, according to results from a survey conducted by State Street Global Advisors
Managers dispel myth that lenders can’t influence ESG7 months ago
There’s a growing belief among credit fund managers that they can influence borrowers to take on ESG-friendly practices, contrary to the widely-accepted notion that the business practices of companies are dictated by their private equity owners.
ESG integration is part of fiduciary duty, finds UNPRI7 months ago
The United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) report ‘Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century’, published late last month, concludes that ESG is a source of investment value, ending debate that using ESG criteria might violate fiduciary duties.
The question is not whether CLOs are too dangerous, but what more they could and should be doing7 months ago
Contrary to recent headlines, CLOs could be the tool which help reduce the rate of climate change
ESG phenomenon leads to talk of incentive fee models8 months ago
For asset managers that are diving into environmental social and governance (ESG) investment standards, an ugly truth is the lack of any standardised performance fees. But that could change as more investors begin picking and choosing allocations based on ESG rubrics.
Direct lending across the Atlantic: Creditflux unveils two direct lending reports8 months ago
Creditflux is pleased to unveil two direct lending reports with the third edition of European Direct Lending Perspectives now available, along with the inaugural US Private Credit Perspectives report.
ESG education top priority for 42% of institutional investors, CFA Society finds8 months ago
Global Institutional investors are increasingly adopting ESG into their investment decision making – but education on the topic and quality ESG data are needed to help them progress, according to a survey conducted by CFA Society in New York
Beyond blacklists: the next step in ESG8 months ago
Credit managers are integrating ESG into their investment processes, but that does not mean they are unable to invest in unethical credits — they can, if they are paid adequately for the risk.
CLOs finally get green cards as ESG makes its way to US market8 months ago
The rapid rise of environmental, social and governance (ESG) guidelines in financial markets has made its way across to the US CLO market, with several managers and investors last month announcing strategies geared towards ESG compliance.
Federated's US and European businesses launch high yield impact funds9 months ago
Federated Investors, Hermes Investment Management and UBS have joined forces to launch new high yield credit funds, which are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) framework. The vehicles take the form of a Ucits offering and a mutual fund
Danish pensions join forces on green strategy9 months ago
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has announced that Danish pension funds are set to commit DKK350 billion in green investments, during an event prior to UN Climate Summit in New York
Purdue Pharma bankruptcy highlights value of ESG analysis9 months ago
Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy this week, and the sector wide concern over the US opioid epidemic, has highlighted the utility of environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards in credit analyses
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