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Ethical investment the new frontier for active managers

David Chaplin
Wed, 20 Jul 2022

Ethical investment the new frontier for active managers
Wind farms or smokestacks? Active managers can switch quickly (Image: Getty)
David Chaplin
Wed, 20 Jul 2022
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment might, or might not, save the world – the jury will be out for some time – but it’s sure thrown a lifeline to active fund managers. New data from UK-headquartered managed fund industry hook-up service, Calastone, shows 2021 marked a blockbuster return to form for active investment firms, largely on the back of surging ESG product demand.“Active equity funds fought back against the rise of the index funds in 2021. Over the whole year, active funds on our network g...

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