The fear of missing out often leads investors to create a reactive portfolio made up of random opportunities, especially in venture capital, says one Indian family adviser.
Asia Pacific institutions are among the top-rated funds in the latest survey of governance and sustainability practices. Other regional players are yet to come up to the mark.
Institutions and family offices alike are sharpening their focus on themed investments to prepare for transition to low carbon economy.
Five asset managers get mandates from the Monetary Authority of Singapore that will see them setting up sustainability-focused operations in the city-state.
Investors face unforeseen risks in their adoption of ESG strategies if they are not engaging actively - and observers say this remains still the case in many instances.
Jamie Allen, secretary-general of the ACGA, laments Asia's superficial levels of ESG discussion and says basic governance issues must be ironed out.