We highlight what to expect this spring and recap Q1’s key regulatory developments. FinReg’s Q2 Game Changers: COVID-19, of course. It goes without saying that things are far from normal both now and for the foreseeable future. While COVID-19 is … Continue reading What FinReg Has in Store for Q2 2020
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration within asset management is a global phenomenon. That’s putting it mildly: recent investor interest has spurred a flurry of fund launches across the globe, with firms adding 525 new “socially conscious” funds in 2019, … Continue reading EU ESG Rules: Pack Leader or Lone Wolf?
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and sustainable finance is hitting the big leagues. How do we know? Because the European Investment Bank (EIB), one of the largest lenders in the world, recently announced their plan to stop financing any projects … Continue reading EIB Move Another Sign of Sustainable Investment Shift
Once a relatively niche product, sustainable investment funds have proliferated globally in the last couple of years, with new funds springing up almost daily. According to the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, there are now more than $30 trillion in assets … Continue reading UN PRI Revamp Marks Another Step Toward Mandatory ESG Requirements
Renowned US economist Milton Friedman once famously declared that public companies exist solely to serve their shareholders. Last week, Friedman may have been rolling in his grave. The CEOs of the 192 largest public corporations in the US delivered a … Continue reading Short-Termism: Regulators Assess Investment Horizons
There’s nothing the On The Regs team likes better than a good industry conference. The first quarter of each year is normally fertile ground for asset management conferences as people meet to reflect on the previous year and debate and … Continue reading Conference Quick Take: Digital Disruption and Environmental Issues Take Center Stage