Square Mile: Liontrust and RLAM lead the market in ESG comms

47% of financial advisers unaware of ESG obligations

James Baxter-Derrington
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The research also found fewer than a quarter of clients want to invest in portfolios with an ESG steer
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The research also found fewer than a quarter of clients want to invest in portfolios with an ESG steer

Liontrust and Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) lead the asset management market in conveying their ESG strategies and processes, according to a recent survey of advisers conducted by Square Mile.

The fund houses were picked by over half of the 184 advisers who were asked which firms were best at communicating their ESG message, with Liontrust named more than twice as often (36%) as RLAM (16%), and both far ahead of BMO and Rathbones, which tied in third place with 5%. Sustainable-focused fund houses Edentree and Impax were far behind, with only 3% and 1% of those surveyed mentioning the houses respectively. Green shoots of hope: How sustainable is performance spike in ESG funds post-pandemic? The research also found that just 46% of advisers surveyed reported that fewer tha...

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