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Culture change must not be a fad: APRA
HARRISON WORLEY  |  FRIDAY, 11 OCT 2019
... focus" following the Royal Commission. Commenting on the new guidelines - which include an increased emphasis on incorporating ESG issues into risk frameworks - ACSI chief executive Louise Davidson went a step further than the APRA chair, declaring governance ...
BlackRock Australia rejigs multi-asset range
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 10 OCT 2019
Two popular multi-asset funds from BlackRock Australia are getting an ESG makeover, effective end of this month. BlackRock kicked off its "Scientific Diversified" range over 20 years ago, and currently offers them in stable and growth versions. They ...
Aussie employers understand importance of advice
HARRISON WORLEY  |  FRIDAY, 4 OCT 2019
... and governance investment options would start to become more important to employers. "We believe that funds with a clear ESG proposition for both employers and prospective members will start with an advantage over their competitor," Shead said. He added ...
AMP, HESTA, Hostplus lose out in ratings
STAFF WRITER  |  THURSDAY, 26 SEP 2019
... all-male boards. Meanwhile Hostplus and HESTA achieved lower than expected ratings despite their long running and high profile ESG initiatives. The Ethical Advisers' Co-op said Hostplus doesn't publicly disclose their socially responsible fund ...
Rainmaker Group expands into ESG media, acquires The Sustainability Report
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 SEP 2019
... purchase, The Sustainability Report will become Rainmaker's key B2B title in the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment and corporate sustainability space in Australia, while Audacious Investing will become a key B2C title in responsible/ethical ...
Bloomberg launches equity benchmarks
KRISTI CHENG  |  TUESDAY, 24 SEP 2019
... Index as well as growth, value and dividend indices. These benchmarks will serve as the basis for the new Bloomberg SASB ESG Index family, which also include ESG-weighted versions of the value, growth and dividend indices. It also includes U.S. large ...
Global manager names regional director
KRISTI CHENG  |  TUESDAY, 24 SEP 2019
... of a new investment director, joining from Victorian Funds Management Corporation. Danielle Welsh-Rose has joined as ASI's ESG investment director with regional responsibilities in Australia and APAC. Welsh-Rose joins ASI from the Victorian Funds Management ...
Purdue bankruptcy vindicates ESG screens
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 23 SEP 2019
... through them. Schroders has conducted substantial research around pharmaceutical companies and opioids in order to create ESG screens that ensure it is not exposed to cases like Purdue's. The Schroders research team identified the opioid manufacturing ...
Boutique wins industry fund mandate
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 23 SEP 2019
... points and undertaking over 350 company meetings in the past year. "We have found that global benchmarks and "off the shelf" ESG research has not been detailed enough to make determinations on ESG factors outside of the market's largest companies ...
Northern Trust tests waters for ETFs
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 19 SEP 2019
... "Where we are getting more interest is around quant type, factor based [strategies]. In some cases, very targeted around ESG which is certainly an area of interest for superannuation funds and asset owners in this marketplace," Calvitto said. "We believe ...
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