Tag: ESG

Investment Product and Service Launches

BlackRock Launches Multiple ESG Funds and Tools; Fingage Managed Account Solution Added to LT Trust Recordkeeping Platform; Franklin Templeton Acquisition Expands Alternatives and Fixed Income Offerings; and more.

U.S. Demand Grows for ‘Safe ESG’ via Fixed-Income Vehicles

There is still not very much discussion in the U.S. about fixed-income investments pursuing ESG themes, according to BlueBay Asset Management’s My-Linh Ngo, but there are some compelling opportunities out there that institutional investors should consider.

U.S. Institutional Investors Changing Views of ESG Investing

A global survey of institutional investors found more in the U.S. said ESG factors can be a source of alpha and risk mitigation, and more institutional investors overall said incorporating ESG factors into their investment approach is part of their fiduciary duty.

GAO Explores Why Few Retirement Plans Embrace ESG Investing

GAO says in other cases where plans may face complexity, such as selecting a target-date fund or monitoring pension consultants, the DOL has provided general information, including items to consider and questions to ask. It suggests that the DOL do the same with ESG investing.

Cerulli Analysts Tackle Tough Topic of ESG ‘Materiality’

While not a new concept, materiality is essential to efficiently integrating ESG factors into the investment process; it all boils down to being able to determine which ESG factors are likely to be linked to stronger investment performance by identifying risks that are related to certain industries.