The Bottom Line: S&P Global Ratings becomes the third credit rating agency to issue ESG credit indicators intended to inform the CRA’s assessment of creditworthiness.
The Bottom Line: Touchstone Investments acquires the mutual funds business managed by AIG’s SunAmerica Asset Management and will integrate 12 funds with about $7.5 billion.
The Bottom Line: The ISS announced acquisition of ACRe on Monday continues consolidation trend in the ESG space, now with a focus on U.S. municipals.
The Bottom Line: SEC Asset Management Advisory subcommittee introduced preliminary set of potential ESG investment product reporting and disclosure recommendations at December 1, 2020 meeting.
The Bottom Line: Investment Company Institute (ICI) endorsement of a first-time ESG Roadmap represents another step forward in a process of clarifying sustainable investment strategies.
The Bottom Line: DOL issues proposal to address ESG investment issues in retirement plans that reflects some superficial conclusions and fundamental misunderstanding regarding ESG investing.
The Bottom Line: Direct indexing is an option for qualifying passive investors seeking to customize portfolios to more precisely meet their sustainability values and preferences.