Society’s addiction to plastics is pushing the environment to the limit, but as Hermes’ Emma Berntman explains, behind the demonisation of plastic lies the need for a paradigm shift in the way we produce and consume goods – one which we can participate in as investors and consumers.
Investment executives say focusing on environmental, social and governance factors is beneficial for portfolios, but that better data is needed to convince Asian investors.
The UK fund house has appointed a new sales and servicing manager in Singapore as it moves to increase third-party business from the region.
The UK firm's Asia ex-Japan strategy has hit capacity and closed to new investors. It comes as Hermes adds a hire in Asia and launches a direct lending business.
The principal manager of the UK’s biggest final-salary pension scheme is looking to add emerging-market debt expertise in Asia and is set to announce an acquisition.