Caveat pre-emptor: Man ESG chief talks snubbed markets

Robert Furdak is sparking discussions about responsible trend following in unsustainable stocks


Trend following is late to the responsible investing table, grants Robert Furdak, Man Group’s new chief investment officer for ESG [environmental, social and governance]. But that sluggishness is something he plans to change – although it won’t be easy.

ESG creates a special problem for managed futures hedge funds like Man’s AHL unit, which specialise in trend following and rely on trading many and varied markets – some of which may fall outside the bounds of ESG acceptability.

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