“Roger Merz – ‘We look mainly at governance’” – finews – May 11, 2018

On May 11, 2018 Roger Merz, fund manager of an emerging markets fund at Vontobel, gave an interview to about the weighting of ESG criteria in investment decision-making.  According to Merz, “It would be more appropriate to turn ESG around and call it GSE.” You may read more and watch the interview on the […]

“Client demand: Swedish pension fund commits $100million to BlackRock’s emerging markets impact fund” – Impact Alpha – May 10, 2018

In an article published on May 10, 2018 ImpactAlpha reported that “Swedish pension fund AP1 has prodded BlackRock to create an emerging-markets equity fund ‘that takes into account measurable social and environmental impact without compromising on financial return.’ The deal sends a number of signals: That environmental, social and governance, or ESG, factors can provide insights […]