- Direct lending (8)
- Emerging markets (4)
- High yield bonds (25)
- Investment grade credit (6)
- Structured credit (1)
- CLO (10)
- Distressed debt (2)
- Credit derivatives (8)
- Leveraged loans (23)
- Real assets (3)
MSCI makes ESG ratings public for over 2,800 companies17 days 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 RobecoSam23 days 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 reveals1 month 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 ESG1 month 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 UNPRI1 month 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.
Welshcake: The question is not whether CLOs are too dangerous, but what more they could and should be doing1 month 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 models1 month 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 reports2 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 finds2 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 ESG2 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 market2 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 funds2 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 strategy2 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 analysis2 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
University foundation searches for 'alternative' asset manager3 months ago
Vancouver Island University Foundation (VIUF) has launched a request for proposal (RFP), seeking an alternative manager for a CAD3.5 million portfolio
US credit managers make ESG breakthrough after taking a first step via UNPRI3 months ago
Incorporating a framework for investing in companies based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors is a challenge that US credit managers are accepting in growing numbers
THL updates credit investment framework to include ESG3 months ago
THL Credit Advisors has announced that it has developed an investment framework for assessing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in analysing credit quality and risk factors
- A framework for rating the ESG-ness of a borrower is developing, but rating providers are taking diff erent approaches to evaluating environmental and social impact — and getting diff erent results3 months ago
White Oak lands role in California's clean energy financing programme3 months ago
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) has named White Oak Global Advisors as the programme administrator for commercial property-assessed clean energy (Pace) financing
ESG standards leak into CLO ratings3 months ago
Investor sentiment is shifting with an influx of new participants—and borrowers will also take note
Green bonds and international credit deliver double-digit returns for Swedish pension3 months ago
Second Swedish National Pension Fund (AP2) reached SEK 367.4 billion in the first half of 2019, with investments in fixed income generating double-digit returns, according to its half year report
US pension seeks private credit consultant and ESG services3 months ago
New Jersey Division of Investment has launched a request for proposals (RFP) searching for hedge fund and private credit investment consultant services. It has also launched a search for environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, research and related services
- Replies to our survey from 95 respondents in 11 countries show that environmental, social and governance investing is growing in importance — but it is tricky for firms to define and implement4 months ago
Points up front: Benefits of being unethical4 months ago
Investing ethically is increasingly becoming part of a credit manager’s mandate, with environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies all the rage.
Goldman Sachs creates sustainable finance group4 months ago
Goldman Sachs has launched a sustainable finance group, to deliver sustainable growth solutions to the bank’s clients, according to documents seen by Creditflux.
Want all the latest news, comment, analysis and data?