August 24th, 2016
The partners of Emerging Sovereign Group LLC (ESG) have agreed to buy back the majority stake in the emerging markets-focused hedge fund manager that was acquired by Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) LP in 2011, Carlyle said on Wednesday.
August 25th, 2016
For investors that want their money to go to sustainable, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) assets, Morningstar has a list of funds that get high marks on its newly established Morningstar Sustainability Rating.
Black Rock Launches BlackRock Impact Fund | Business Wire
August 25th, 2016
BlackRock has launched the BlackRock Impact Bond Fund, a mutual fund that aims to generate competitive financial returns while investing in measurable social and environmental outcomes. The Fund will trade under the ticker BIIIX.
Global X Launches ESG equity ETF | ETF Strategy
July 18th, 2016
New York-based exchange traded fund provider Global X Funds has launched the Global X Conscious Companies ETF (NASDAQ: KRMA), which tracks the equities of US listed companies that achieve financial performance in a sustainable responsible manner, exhibiting positive ESG characteristics.
AXA Investment Managers Launch Smart Beta Sustainability Fund | FIN Alternatives
July 14th, 2016
In another sign that sustainable investing continues to command a portion of the alternatives space, AXA Investment Managers has announced the launch of a new smart beta equity fund that concentrates on investments that adhere to environmental, social and governance standards.The new fund, named the AXA World Funds Global SmartBeta Equity ESG fund, hopes to deliver long-term returns while reducing risk through investments that carry high ESG scores and low carbon footprints.
FlexShares Launches Two Sustainable Investing ETFs | Business Wire
July 14, 2016
FlexShares® Exchange Traded Funds, sponsored and managed by Northern Trust, today introduced the FlexShares STOXX® US ESG Impact Index Fund (NASDAQ: ESG) and FlexShares STOXX® Global ESG Impact Index Fund (NASDAQ: ESGG). These funds use the latest data science techniques to combine key performance indicators (KPIs) in each of the environmental, social and governance buckets that are most influential in improving risk-adjusted returns.
Top 5 Socially Responsible ETFs | ETF.com
jULY 13th, 2016
Sustainable ETF Range Expanded With Launch Of Two New iShares By BlackRock | Blue & Green Tomorrow
July 13th, 2016
The two new funds track indices consisting of companies with MSCI environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings level BB and above. This metric rates companies on 37 key ESG factors including carbon emissions and business ethics. The indices aim to minimise exposure to activities involving alcohol, tobacco, gambling, civilian firearms, military weapons, nuclear power, adult entertainment and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Both funds are physically-replicating, meaning they buy the securities of the index, and have a total expense ratio of 0.35% and 0.30% respectively
Northern Trust Asset Management bolsters ESG team | Pensions & Investments
July 13th, 2016
Julia Kochetygova was named senior ESG research analyst at Northern Trust Asset Management. It is a new position. Ms. Kochetygova, who started Tuesday in London, will support the firm as it looks to expand its ESG capabilities. She reports to Mamadou-Abou Sarr, Northern Trust’s global head of ESG investing.