Asset Management

Asset Management, Climate Finance, Finance, Knowledge Hub
June 17, 2024

ShareAction argues against asset managers defending fossil fuels in funds

None of the world’s 25 largest asset managers have phased out fossil fuels across all funds
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Pedestrians in front of the New York Stock Exchange
Asia-Pacific, Asset Management, Europe, Knowledge Hub, US
June 12, 2024

ESG funds grow in Europe but lose traction in US

Sustainable funds outperformed traditional and exchange traded funds last year — though the fortunes of Europe and the US are diverging, finds IEEFA study
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Zurich. The TAI says existing guidelines, including the Swiss Stewardship Code and the UK Stewardship Code, do not set specific formats for disclosing stewardship resourcing, so “publicly available stewardship reports seldom provide useful and comparable insights” (Photo: Pascal Mora/Bloomberg)
Asset Management, Financials, Knowledge Hub
May 14, 2024

Global investment industry ‘needs to double’ stewardship resources

The investment industry dedicates around 5 per cent of its resources to stewardship, estimates the non-profit Thinking Ahead Institute
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Lloyd’s of London building
Asset Management, Knowledge Hub
April 15, 2024

Insurers lag banks and asset managers with ‘troublingly weak’ climate and social performance

Half of the insurance companies surveyed by non-profit ShareAction received a lowly E or F ranking for their approaches to climate change, biodiversity and social...
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Larry Fink, BlacRock CEO
Asset Management, Comment, Opinion
April 9, 2024

Why Larry Fink’s ‘energy pragmatism’ is a push for the disaggregation of ESG

As we transition to a more sustainable economy, companies, investors and regulators will be better served by pragmatism than perfectionism  
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Asset Management, Australia, Litigation, Policy & Regulation
April 9, 2024

Australian regulator posts greenwashing warning following victory against Vanguard

Financial watchdog ASIC wins its first civil action for greenwashing, as Australia’s Federal Court rules against asset manager Vanguard over misleading claims
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BlackRock headquarters in New York
Asset Management, Financials, Knowledge Hub
March 20, 2024

BlackRock, LGIM and Amundi among asset managers accused of greenwashing passive funds

Non-profit Reclaim Finance has analysed 430 passive funds that carried sustainability claims
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Fidelity Investments building
Asset Management, Knowledge Hub
March 6, 2024

US asset managers lack voting policy consensus on climate and social matters

Asset managers’ voting policies differ on environmental and social issues, including Scope 3 emissions reporting
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Asset Management, Knowledge Hub
March 4, 2024

Asset managers say ISS ratings should include EU taxonomy alignment

Survey results show investors believe companies’ accordance with international sustainability frameworks should be reflected in ESG ratings
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Asset Management, Financials, Sector Focus
February 27, 2024

Student boycott of Vanguard highlights recruitment pressure on corporates over ESG

Many young people are choosing not to work for companies they believe have a poor record on environmental, social and governance issues
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A solar field in Thailand
Asset Management, Policy & Regulation
January 25, 2024

UK asset managers say ‘data gaps’ are making financial disclosures difficult

Companies in the UK are completing their first mandatory reports based on the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures recommendations – but many lack data about the assets they manage
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