ESG like a new factor, alt managers say

Shift of capital to sustainable investing predicted to disrupt established strategies


Limp returns might have flattened the mood among hedge funds in recent years, but at an industry conference last week environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing was providing the tonic.

“ESG is almost like a new factor,” said Riti Samanta, head of systematic fixed income strategy at investment management firm GMO, speaking at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit on February 7. The firm uses quantitative methods to incorporate ESG across its different asset classes.


Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options


Want to know what’s included in our free membership? Click here

This address will be used to create your account

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here