As asset managers and owners tighten their grip on costs and self-indexing gains traction, index providers are working more with clients in areas such as ESG and risk analytics.
The outperformance of funds that take environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues more seriously than their peers has reinforced why investors might want to integrate these factors into portfolios via the type of tools that S&P Dow Jones Indices has developed.
For this Year of the Pig reflection, we look back at our forecast of whether China's ETF Connect was likely to open during 2019.
A quarter of all professionally managed assets incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles, including climate change, in their considerations. As demand for data grows, indices reducing carbon emissions risk are now more attractive.
In eight months time, Chinese A-shares will make up 3.3% of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. It is likely to spur capital flows and the development of A-share futures.
AsianInvestor reveals the winning custodians, index provider, law firm, auditor and compliance adviser in the latest batch of its annual Asset Management awards.