Blog & Releases

23 May 2018 Consultancy.uk Sam Dezillie, a Partner at FRONT Consulting, sat with Consultancy.uk to discuss how asset management firms can best navigate these approaching forks in the road. In line with the global financial recovery, asset management has seen consistent growth in recent years. The globe’s 500 largest asset managers have added more than $30 trillion …

by Adrienne Lawler
Jun 28, 2019

Adrienne Lawler Founder at Responsible Asset Owners Global Symposium The opportunity to learn something new every day often comes when you least expect it. Certainly that is true for me today because in reading the profile of the latest impressive speaker to join the line up for www.RAOGlobal.org on October 8th – Jeff Hudson of …

by Adrienne Lawler
Jun 27, 2019

Whilst always taking care to evaluate the source, information is critical in understanding trends which is why this document from Skënderbeg Investment Management AG provides an interesting insight into many key topics occupying collective minds in the community https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/801b58_1a43963c5ecf41b893afceff349867a0.pdf

by Adrienne Lawler
Jun 25, 2019

“Imagine – it is 4:00 pm, and you walk into a playground full of mothers, chatting to each other, and their children are running around, laughing, screaming. How would you feel?” That was my question to the (predominantly male) audience when I led a diversity workshop at The Gathering, a convening for the 100 most active …

by Adrienne Lawler
Jun 23, 2019

by Grasshopper Team— Published in Marketing & Brands onJune 07, 2011 It is essential that corporations have dependable communication structures in place. The last thing a business wants is to fail to communicate its position properly. Unfortunately, many large corporations have really dropped the ball while working with their customers. Communication Failure 101 We take …

by Adrienne Lawler
Jun 17, 2019

Why stop at Pensions? This excellent report from the World Economic Forum provides undeniable evidence about why doing the right thing is profitable too. It goes on to ask; How can we change our default behaviour when investing? The solution could be in your pension funds, given the global investments they make on your behalf. …

by Adrienne Lawler
Jun 13, 2019

Manulife Investment Management have released this report highlighting their assessment of the road ahead. April’s market action is perhaps best characterized as being neutral to slightly positive; unfortunately, an escalation in the U.S.-China trade war at the beginning of May has frayed nerves and, by extension, market returns. Policy uncertainty aside, incrementally better data out …

by Adrienne Lawler
Jun 12, 2019

By Joe McGrath, ESG Clarity The company announced the plans in its full year earnings statement French fund house Axa Investment Managers has committed to integrate environmental, social, governance factors across its open-ended funds range in 2019. The move will apply these factors to around €82bn in client assets, adding to the €458bn that it …

by Adrienne Lawler
Jun 11, 2019

Responsible Investment (RI) is not only about making appropriate returns – for us it’s about much more than that. It’s about: making sure our investments address social issues and global concerns relevant to the businesses we invest in, whilst also protecting future markets and returns advocating better member outcomes for your pension, whilst having a positive impact …

by Adrienne Lawler
Jun 10, 2019

Whatever your business, the old maxim that ‘information is King’ has always been true. But in this age of responsible investing and the wider implications for society as a whole, it has never been more critical to our collective future. GRESB was, as many people know, set up nearly a decade ago by key players …

by Adrienne Lawler
Jun 7, 2019