Jessica Ground

Capital Group strengthens ESG commitment

Capital Group has recruited Jessica Ground as global head of ESG, a new position for the US$1.7 trillion firm. She will join Capital from Schroders, where she has worked for about 20 years, in September. Capital has a well-established Australian

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Peter Gunning

Russell sees value awaken from the dead

Value investors are finally seeing “green shoots” in a style that has underperformed for over a decade, Russell Investments chief investment officer, Peter Gunning, global CIO for Russell Investments, said last week. In the first of a webinar series replacing

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Rekha Unnithan and Andrew Kleinig

Nuveen backs affordable housing for next ‘impact’ wave

The increasing flow of money into the ‘impact investments’ asset sector is very pleasing for long-term dedicated participants, such as Nuveen’s co-head of impact, Rekha Unnithan. But there are still industry matters to be dealt with, such as an agreed

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Amit Bouri

… as GIIN’s 10th survey supports ‘impact’ trend

by David Chaplin Almost all impact investors hit both monetary and non-financial targets in 2019, according to the 10th annual global survey of the sector. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) survey of about 300 investors worldwide, including one in

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Carden Calder, Mary Hughes, Caterina Nesci and Felicity Nicholson

MAX Awards themselves a winner

Eschewing cruder customs, such as making money, Rainmaker Information delivered an entertaining awards night for sales and marketing people in funds management, despite the current restrictions. Usually a gala social dinner at Sydney’s Ivy Ballroom, the MAX Awards went virtual

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Linda Coffman, Rob Scott and Ross Gulliford

Managers and vendors show operational resilience

For heads of operations at big funds management firms, moving 100 per cent of their staff to work from home was their biggest challenge of dealing with COVID-19. But what quickly followed was that share market and derivatives trading volumes

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NAS wins best sub-custodian award

National Australia Bank Asset Servicing (NAS) has won the top award for the ‘Best Sub-Custodian Bank in Australia’ from Global Finance magazine in New York. The award’s judges assessed “reliably providing the best services in local markets and regions”. They

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BNP Paribas rolls out ‘natural language generation’

BNP Paribas Securities Services, with US$10.6 trillion in assets under custody, has started to use ‘Natural Language Generation’ (NLG) to help its global custody clients enhance monitoring and oversight of their operations. The new reporting is being rolled out globally,

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