Fixed Income

“BlackRock launches ESG range of EMD funds” – Investment Week – August 6, 2018

On August 6, 2018 Investment Week reported that BlackRock “has unveiled a suite of four open-ended ESG-focused emerging market debt funds, using specialist benchmark indices created in collaboration with J.P.Morgan.” The BGF ESG Emerging Markets Bond, Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond, Emerging Markets Corporate Bond and Emerging Markets Blended Bond funds “complement the group’s existing […]

“Report: Fixed Income ESG Can Improve Risk Management, Returns” – Chief Investment Officer – April 25, 2018

On April 25, 2018 Chief Investment Officer covered a new report from the World Bank and Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) positing that a “growing body of research suggests that incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into fixed income investing can not only strengthen risk management, but should also contribute to more stable […]