May 10, 2020

Alex Vynokur

Sustainability takes off in ETF space

BetaShares has ticked over the $1 billion mark for its three ESG-orientated ETFs. This represents roughly 10 per cent of all of its ETF money and 70 per cent of all the ETF money in ESG and ethical strategies listed

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Thomas Roulland, Matt Christensen and Craig Hurt

… as ESG-oriented managers outperform in crisis

AXA Investment Managers has shown that, in the coronavirus crisis, funds and strategies which have an ESG bent outperformed those that didn’t. This is intuitive. The client note supports the notion that an observance to ESG principles adds value for

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Serge Boccassini

… and Northern offers new ESG analytics tool

Northern Trust has announced a new service to help institutional investors and their managers analyse their portfolios for ESG factors. It’s available through the big custodian’s Investment Risk & Analytical Services (IRAS) group. According to Serge Boccassini, the senior vice

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Raewyn Williams

How to get extra savings in transition management

Applying professional after-tax management in the transitioning of portfolios by super funds can save at least 30bps in the portfolio’s change-over costs, according to new research by Parametric, the specialist implementation manager. Transition managers don’t always look closely at after-tax

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Michael Karagianis

JANA to expand wholesale presence

JANA Investment Advisers, the staff-controlled associated company within the NAB group of investment management and advice offerings, is making a major foray into the wholesale market, expanding on a beachhead established last year. JANA, which was previously fully owned by

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