ESG shoots up advisers' agendas amid pandemic

Interest in UK equities rising

Anna Fedorova
More than half of advisers expect the crisis to lead to a change in client attitudes towards ESG

More than half of advisers expect the crisis to lead to a change in client attitudes towards ESG

Nearly three quarters of UK financial advisers are now explicitly considering ESG factors as part of their fund selection process, up from just 43% last year, according to the 2020 Schroders UK Financial Adviser Survey.

The research, which collated answers from 125 UK-based advisers in November, saw a significant increase in the number of advisers paying attention to ESG issues in their investment processes to 74%, while...

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