EU fund managers confused by new ESG designations

Vague rules leave managers unsure which categories to apply to their funds

Green query

Fund managers are confused over how to designate their funds under new European Union rules on disclosing environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investment criteria. Asset managers risk a potential investor and regulatory backlash if funds are placed into categorisations perceived to be inappropriate.

“The industry is in a state of considerable confusion about all of this. Don’t underestimate the extent to which the industry is flailing around on this topic, more so than any

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