The appetite for ESG and Passive Investments are two significant drivers that are shaping today's Asset Management agenda. They are not only forming the backbone of the products which Asset Management firms are presenting to market, but acting as the moral compass of how the modern-day firm seeks to differentiate itself to Investors and competitors.
This interesting articles explores the interesting themes in this ever-evolving and competitive landscape....
Two unrelated but coincidental investment trends are happening across Europe. The first is a switch from active to passive investing. The second is an increasing interest in the investment risks posed by climate change. According to the Mercer European Asset Allocation survey 2018, more than half (52%) of portfolios are run under passive strategies; an increase of 1% from last year. At the same time, the number of investors considering the risk of climate change increased from 5% to 17% over the past year.