The Japanese pension fund giant has halted securities lending from its foreign equity portfolio citing a lack of transparency over the process.
Some custodians are conflicted whether they wait for the EU’s taxonomy to become crystallised or pre-empt it entirely by rolling out their own ESG reporting solutions.
Apex has launched a new ESG data and ratings solution that will sit alongside its reporting service.
Depositaries role of fund oversight could prove to be a useful boost to the ESG investment process.
Arabesque S-Ray, which supples ESG data to State Street and BNY Mellon, secures funding from four German investment firms.
New impact investment manager selects RBC as custodian and administrator in Australia.
The biggest topics from four days at Fund Forum in Copenhagen, including the threat of passive investing to active asset managers, ESG, blockchain and the fallout from Neil Woodford’s fund suspension.
Asset managers and asset owners are leaning more on their custodians for vital data and analytics on ESG investments.
Topics discussed at the forum included achieving buy-side operational efficiencies, new front-to-back service models, blockchain, ESG and tokenisation.