Bringing you live news and features since 2013
Bringing you news, views and analysis since 2013

36324

FE fundinfo signs ESG data agreement with MSCI

RELATED TOPICS​

Global fund data and technology company FE fundinfo has partnered with MSCI to enhance its ESG capabilities.

Through the agreement, FE fundinfo will now include MSCI’s ESG fund ratings and data across its products including FE Analytics, Trustnet and fundinfo.com. Users of these services will be able to access a wider range of ESG data, ranging from the overall ESG-Score of a fund to more detailed metrics such as the social and governance measures and rating distribution, the fund’s carbon intensity, green and brown revenue generation and any United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) violations they may have.
 
Following its acquisition of CSSP earlier in the year and the formation of its ESG Product Group, FE fundinfo has significantly enhanced its ESG capabilities and developed its strategy over the last 12 months specialising in supporting Fund Managers, Distributors and Institutional Asset Owners with SFDR-related data services and ESG reporting.
 
Philipp Portmann, Head of Business Development and Strategy at FE fundinfo, says: “From fund managers and distributors to financial advisers and the end investor, ESG investing is becoming an increasingly important part of industry thinking. The need for clear, accurate and transparent data and reporting has never been stronger, and, as a market-leading fund data business which sits at the heart of the industry, we have been constantly reviewing and enhancing our services in this area by listening to our clients and partners. In MSCI we will be working with a market leading organisation and one that shares our commitment to bringing greater transparency to the industry, allowing investors to make better informed decisions.”
 
Jillis Herpers, Head of ESG Coverage, EMEA at MSCI, says: “An MSCI ESG Fund Rating is designed to provide greater comparable transparency and understanding of a fund’s resilience to long-term, industry material ESG risks.  Our rules-based methodology enables the identification of industry leaders and laggards within a fund and our leading climate data and analytics allows us to provide carbon intensity metrics.”
 

Latest News

Preqin has announced the launch of Term Intelligence, writing that this latest offering introduces one..
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (BBH) have announced a new automated liquidity management tool (“LMT”)..
Pantheon, a specialist global private markets investor, and iCapital, the global fintech platform, have announced..

Related Articles

Frozen soap bubble
From the end of this month, the UK’s Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) regime comes into force which the Financial Conduct Authority says has a simple aim: “Financial products that are marketed as sustainable should do as they claim and have the evidence to back it up.”..
From the end of this month, the UK’s Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) regime comes into force which the Financial Conduct..
Global ESG Investing
On May 15 Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation that furthers his ongoing campaign to oppose the role of climate change and ESG factors in state policymaking...
On May 15 Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation that furthers his ongoing campaign to oppose the role of..
Trends
The trend to buyout among the UK’s smaller defined benefit (DB) schemes continues with a slew of new sub GBP100 million deals announced this month alone...
The trend to buyout among the UK’s smaller defined benefit (DB) schemes continues with a slew of new sub GBP100..
Different flavours
In what is believed to be the first survey of its kind in the UK market, Nedgroup Investments, the investment-led, multi-boutique global asset manager with over USD20 billion under management, recently undertook a survey with 204 UK investment professionals, seeking insights into their perceptions and attitudes towards boutique asset managers...
In what is believed to be the first survey of its kind in the UK market, Nedgroup Investments, the investment-led,..
Subscribe to the Institutional Asset Manager newsletter

Subscribe for access to our weekly newsletter, newsletter archive, updates on the site and exclusive email content.

Marketing by