While there is no consensus on whether ESG ratings providers should be regulated, asset managers largely agree that more transparency into their vendors’ methodologies is needed.
An active equities team at UBS is refining its approach to ESG integration as it converts funds to Article 8.
Governments around the world are looking to clamp down on providers of ESG ratings and data products. Jo wonders what the implications could be for a still nascent market.
Buy-side risk survey 2021: Even the keenest searches fail to find a reliable system of climate disclosure.
Since it soft-launched the coding environment last year, Refinitiv has added an item browser to allow coders to look up financial information.
The Aladdin platform, which holds trillions of dollars, aims to show whether funds are burning the Earth or saving it.
In the past two years, Moody’s Analytics has acquired four vendors that the ratings specialist hopes to integrate for ESG offerings in a crowded market.
As buy-side firms strive to stand out in a maturing ESG-driven market, they will look for data in areas where coverage is still poor.
Socially responsible investors are putting their money where their mouth is—in ever-increasing amounts. With insatiable demand for new datasets and analytics to support these strategies, it’s not surprising that every data vendor wants a slice of the ESG…
Start-ups and non-traditional data providers are exploiting niches where investment professionals can't rely on ratings.
Data from non-profits can be combined with ESG ratings for more bespoke investment insight, investment professionals say.
With traditional ratings agencies facing increased hostility from financial firms, new entrants are hoping to reshape ratings. But will fresh approaches appeal to an industry underwhelmed by existing offerings?
State Street’s Chris Berry explains how the asset servicer winnowed 60 ESG data providers down to six, and why this strategy has proved to be effective.
While many expect the president-elect to take a bullish stance on environmental issues, it's unclear what a new dispensation can do for the dilemmas around ESG standards.
ESG risks will become part of investment and risk management processes across all funds at the firm.
Ratings toolkit includes features to help investment teams grade securities and funds to meet sustainability mandates.
The company is launching a new workbench in Q4, along with other prototypes and new accelerators.
The research provider will release a dashboard that decouples and drills down into the E, S, and G factors of ESG.
As ESG becomes more popular, Tony believes that a great decoupling needs to happen.
The bank's securities services division will provide a PDF report to buy-side clients with ratings and emissions data, showing the performance of large holdings over time.
Quants are using data on product returns and employee welfare to pick winners.
The draft technical standards for the EU's updated disclosures regulation will impact most market participants, analysts say.
Execs From UBS AM, Lazard AM, DWS, and East Capital look at incorporating ESG data into their investment practices for more holistic views of risk and opportunity.
Ratings providers must update their products, as a raft of new regulation drives transparency in the sustainable investing sector.