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Muriel Danis
From Sustainability May 18, 2022

Wealth managers face challenges to make sustainability default setting in portfolios

The benefits to running sustainable portfolios as standard for clients are widespread, but private banks must overcome a number of hurdles if they are to achieve this

Malik Sarwar
From Sustainability April 25, 2022

Diverse and decisive leadership required in times of crisis

Moral leadership is highly prized in the post-Covid world, according to PWM’s latest research

My-Linh Ngo, Bluebay AM
From Sustainability April 25, 2022

Fund industry adapts to increased demand for ESG

Asset managers and regulators have both been keen to show they are in step with sustainability 

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From Sustainability April 22, 2022

Private banks keep eye on political risk

The wealth management industry is under considerable pressure to clarify how it deals with assets linked to authoritarian regimes

Treasa Ni Chonghaile, KBI Global Investors
From Sustainability April 22, 2022

War in Ukraine gives energy transition a renewed sense of urgency

Russian aggression has given policy-makers another reason to ditch fossil fuels, but they also need to ensure affordable energy for consumers and security of supply

ESG coins
From Sustainability April 6, 2022

Should private client portfolios be sustainable by default?

Eleonore Bedel, global head of sustainable investment at BNP Paribas Wealth Management and James Purcell, group head of sustainable investment at Quintet Private Bank, discuss the role of ESG in portfolios

Zelensky
From Sustainability March 11, 2022

Russian invasion of Ukraine puts financial firms’ ESG promises to the test

Banks may talk about the importance of governance, but some firms have been quicker than others to scale back on their Russian operations and investments

Adelaide Cracco, European Investment Fund
From Sustainability February 1, 2022

Financial industry discovers economic potential of the oceans

The seas and oceans are key to tackling climate change but the investment opportunities in the so-called ‘blue economy’ are also considerable  

Wind and solar
From Sustainability December 10, 2021

Why stewardship is the new linchpin of climate investing

The only way to reach climate targets will be if shareholders take a more active approach, thus forcing companies down a greener path 

Michelle Scrimgeour, Legal & General Investment Management
From Sustainability September 14, 2021

Asset management’s pivotal role in transition to low carbon economy

The support of the asset management industry is essential if net zero emission goals are to be reached, but success requires involvement from all levels of society

Asian private banks often look for European partners with investment expertise to improve their offer, while relationships with start-ups and tech firms can also help boost innovation in wealth management.

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