ESG and Sustainability

The rise of ESG factors in investment decision making will have a dramatic impact on returns and opportunities in the 21st century. A recent survey by LGT Capital Partners and Mercer showed that 57% of respondents believe that incorporating ESG standards into investment decisions will raise returns. Just 9% argued they reduce returns on investment.

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Liquid Alternatives: Lyxor’s New Suite of Climate Change ETFs

French asset manager Lyxor is the first ETF manager to launch a suite of ETFs that focus on the objectives of the European Union’s Climate Transition Benchmarks. These benchmarks target an immediate 30% reduction in carbon intensity and a 7% annual emission reduction trajectory.

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ESG: Graham Clapp Says ESG-Focus is Creating a New Bubble
February 27, 2020

RWC Partners fund manager Graham Clapp warned that sustainable investing trends are poised to form a possible bubble in the markets. He compared it to the tech boom of the 1990s….

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Venture Capital: VCs, Wake Up And Smell The ClimateTech Coffee
February 27, 2020

Andrew Chung, of 1955 Capital, says climate change is the perfect storm. A huge market is shaping up around ClimateTech, a category of solutions that enable governments, companies, and individuals…

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ESG: By No Means A Passing Fad; It’s a Mega-Trend
February 18, 2020

Investors are cracking the whip to ensure that their demands for ESG (environment-social-governance) options are met. Money is flowing to ESG-focused ETFs and mutual funds, while hedge funds that are…

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Liquid Alternatives: Lyxor Launches High Yield Bond ETFs With ESG Exposure
February 14, 2020

Lyxor launches three new ETFs for investors looking to invest in high yield bonds with a sustainability angle. Lyxor’s new ETFs have a total expense ratio (TER) of 0.25%, the…

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BlackRock Makes Big ESG Push on ETFs
February 14, 2020

BlackRock ESG ETFs have emerged as a popular draw among institutional investors. This week, the alternative investment manager announced a $600 million investment from Finland’s largest pension insurance firm. Ilmarinen…

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Liquid Alternatives: Credit Suisse Back In The ETF Game; Launches Three Funds including ESG
February 13, 2020

Credit Suisse announced the addition of three new, “ultra-efficient” ETFs to its range of funds. These funds will supplement the existing Credit Suisse index Funds. Credit Suisse Asset Management had…

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Hedge Funds: Elliott’s Offensive on Evergy Unnerves Chamber of Commerce
February 10, 2020

Curtis Sneden, president of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce is concerned about repercussions from activist hedge fund Elliott Management’s broadside against regional utility Evergy, Inc. (NYSE: EVRG). Feared activist…

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Liquid Alternatives: Sustainable Investing Meets Munis in New Van Eck ETF
February 10, 2020

Van Eck will soon launch the VanEck Vectors Sustainable Muni ETF. The fund manager will meet investors’ growing preference for sustainable investing by offering it inside of a fixed income…

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ESG: Institutional Investors Press Hedge Funds on ESG Investing
February 6, 2020

Institutional investors are pushing hedge funds to adopt ESG in their investment decisions. These investors see ESG investing as a way to serve their own long-term interests and wider society. This…

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ESG: Trillium CIO: We’re Selling to Australia’s Perpetual
January 31, 2020

Trillium Asset Management CIO John Quealy says that his firm is selling itself to Perpetual.  Trillium is a Boston-based ESG equity and fixed-income manager that launched in 1982. Perpetual has…

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