“From an investor and a regulatory perspective, the financial product ‘manufacturers’ and ‘distributors’ are confronted with a suite of rapidly changing standards and expectations. The EU has elevated sustainability to be a key goal in their political agenda.
Fundsquare, main data hub for Luxembourg domiciled funds, although not directly impacted by ESG, works with clients within the financial industry to support their transition to these new standards.
Our information and regulatory service offering is in direct compliance with evolving ESG guidelines, and we are currently enhancing our operations with the addition of new partnerships. The combination of Fundsquare’s data backbone and our partners’ value-added services present a near complete coverage of the entire fund life cycle. This privileged position allows us to properly apprehend to new ESG standards in data collection and dissemination to provide an enhanced client experience to our clients.”
“Bloomberg estimates that environmental, social and governance (ESG) assets could climb to more than a third of global assets by 2025. Europe currently accounts for approximately half of the ESG asset base, but 2020 saw a significant expansion in the US and in Asia, particularly Japan, and other south-east Asian countries could see the next wave of growth.
GAM placed sustainability at the heart of its corporate strategy in 2020. This has included strengthening governance as a firm and committing to publishing our first stand-alone Sustainability Report. We have also created a new Sustainability Committee, chaired by Stephanie Maier, Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investment.
We are building a distinctive new range of sustainable products and strategies. Earlier this year we launched the Sustainable Local Emerging Bond Fund, and further products are already in the pipeline.”