“EBRD: Helping to strengthen the Croatian corporate governance code” – Manifest – October 13, 2017

On October 13, 2017 Manifest reported that the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is “is assisting the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency (HANFA) and the Zagreb Stock Exchange (ZSE) to update and strengthen the country’s corporate governance code.”

You may read the article on the Manifest internet site.

“The Problem With ESG ETFs, and the Opportunities” – Barron’s – October 7, 2017

On October 7, 2017 Barron’s published an article analyzing the current challenges facing ESG exchange traded fnds (ETS) and the opportunities they present.  The article reviews ESG ETFs covering developed and emerging markets.

According to the article, the challenges appear to be the ESG ETF’s expense ratios, size and lack of track record.  The byline reads as follows:  “Sustainable ETFs are generally too new, small, and expensive to recommend, but that won’t be the case for long.”  The market is growing quickly and significantly:  “There are twice as many ESG ETFs now as there were two years ago.”

Registered subscribers may read the article on the Barron’s internet site.