Capital Flows, Sector Focus

Passive giants envisage role as stewards of hard-to-love assets

General view of an oil plateform (Block 3) owned by Total Elf Fina in the surroundings waters of the Angolan coast 14 October 2003. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images)

Passive investment giants have found a rationale for maintaining exposure to traditional indices’ fossil fuel assets, but campaigners say their voting record should match their stated decarbonisation ambitions.

Passive investment management strategies may be winning the battle to draw assets under management away from their active management rivals, ...

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