Once considered a niche area, appetite for environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds has never been higher. According to some estimates, ESG funds are set to outnumber conventional ones by 2025. However, evaluating an investment from an ESG standpoint is fraught with difficulty – from defining the ESG criteria through to understanding the true societal and environmental impact of individual assets. Risk.net’s coverage looks behind the curtain at this rapidly evolving market, discusses the current challenges and opportunities for providers and investors, and evaluates the latest tools and methodologies available to manage ESG risk.
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1. Individual investor initiative 2. ESG investing 3. Hedging China risk 4. Digitisation and cryptocurrency 5. Futurisation
As several new trends impact investment in Asia, Randolf Roth and Mezhgan Qabool discuss how Eurex is catering to the evolving needs of market participants and what it sees happening next
Sustainable finance, moving to risk-free rates, and the further liberalisation of China’s capital markets will all remain a focus for Crédit Agricole CIB in Asia-Pacific