Raising the bar: SFDR to lead to 'uptick in name and strategy changes' as firms adapt

New ESG regulation comes into effect

Anna Fedorova
clock
The changes have been welcomed as a 'game changer' by industry participants
Image:

The changes have been welcomed as a 'game changer' by industry participants

The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) that came into effect in the European Union last week is expected to cause asset managers to adapt their existing ESG strategies to comply with the new requirements and avoid being tarred with the 'greenwashing' brush.

The level one disclosure requirements under the SFDR, which came into force on 10 March, will see asset managers reporting on how they manage sustainability risks, substantiating the ESG credentials of...

To continue reading this article...

Join Investment week

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the investment industry, including the Sustainable Hub covering fund news from the ESG space

  • Get ahead of regulatory and technological changes affecting fund management

  • Important and breaking news stories selected by the editors delivered straight to your inbox each day

  • Weekly members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from leading industry experts

  • Be the first to hear about our extensive events schedule and awards programmes

Join now

 

Already an Investment Week
member?

Login

More on Regulation

Laith Khalaf of AJ Bell

Only a third of active equity funds outperformed passives in 2021

AJ Bell's latest ‘Manager versus Machine’ report

clock 07 December 2021 • 2 min read
Climate change and future pandemics are "mainstream" risks
ESG

Climate and pandemic risks among MSCI's top ESG trends to watch in 2022

Next healthcare crisis 'just round the corner'

clock 07 December 2021 • 4 min read
Genevra Banszky von Ambroz
ESG

Tilney launches sustainable multi-asset fund

To be managed by Genevra Banszky von Ambroz

clock 07 December 2021 • 2 min read
Trustpilot