ESG

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Active management and alternatives are preferences for institutional investors in 2019

Institutional investors have a preference for alternatives and private market assets with plans to increase allocations in 2019, according to a survey by Natixis Investment Managers.

PGIM adds ESG component to more Ucits funds

PGIM Investments’ ESG equity fund is joining a number of fixed income funds incorporating an environmental, social and governance (ESG) process.

Investors demanding more consistent ESG information before making investments

Institutional investors are now highly focused on long-term value, with the vast majority (97 per cent) saying they conduct either an informal evaluation or a structured, methodical evaluation of a target company’s non-financial disclosures when deciding future investments.

Lyxor signs onto Climate Action 100+

Lyxor Asset Management is joining the international initiative Climate Action 100+, a collaborative initiative united almost 300 investors representing over $30tn in assets under management (AUM).

Investors pursue Asian-focused equity managers and stress ESG

There has been a dramatic shift in equity mandates and portfolios toward emerging market and Asia-focused equity managers, according to research by bfinance.

Calstrs emphasises ESG with quest for pubic equity investment managers

The California State Teachers' Retirement System (Calstrs) is searching for public equity investment managers with an environmental, social and governance (ESG) focus.