ESG can add alpha to portfolios says MSCI research

Institutional investor interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria has grown considerably over the past few years. However, there are some concerns that including ESG factors in the investment process comes at the cost of weaker risk-adjusted returns.

FCA says financial firms must improve benchmark risk controls or face more scrutiny

Financial services firms must significantly improve their governance and controls of benchmark activities or face closer regulatory scrutiny, says the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

ESG issues take centre stage with investors

Almost three-quarters of investment professionals worldwide take environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into consideration in the investment process, says a CFA Institute survey.

Executive pay remains a hot topic for management boards says PwC

“Say-on-pay” rules for executive remuneration has improved the dialogue with shareholders but it has not resulted in a better understanding from investors of company pay practices.