Russell Investments survey: Asset managers scale engagement with underlying investments

90% managers discuss ESG with holdings

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Each individual respondent in the UK said they now incorporated ESG factors into their investment processes
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Each individual respondent in the UK said they now incorporated ESG factors into their investment processes

Asset managers are increasingly prioritising engagement with underlying companies, according to a global survey of the industry by Russell Investments.

The firm's study, which examined the responses of more than 369 asset managers globally, revealed 90% of respondent managers include ESG in discussions with underlying investments, up from 80% in its 2018 survey. Meanwhile, 60% of managers identified climate change as their clients' top ESG concern, with European investors showing particular heed to environmental concerns, and 80% highlighted governance as the most important ESG factor. COP26: Janus Henderson to publish new report on furthering decarbonisation Each individual respondent in the UK said they now incorporated ESG fact...

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