The global spread of coronavirus and subsequent company responses could come under the spotlight for investors' ESG strategies.
Securities lending experts argue beneficial owners are taking greater ownership over their governance responsibilities and applying these principles to securities lending programmes.
New ESG capabilities to support institutional investors’ governance, risk management and regulatory reporting through analytics.
Recent expansions by retail brokers to facilitate securities lending programmes could further expand the market for institutional players.
The stance from three of the world's largest pension funds could spark an opportunity for service providers to help other asset owners more effectively incorporate ESG factors into investing.
Nearly half of pension fund managers surveyed by CACEIS felt there were not properly equipped to monitor their ESG activities to a high standard.
ESG has been a growing focus for BNP Paribas, which has been one of the leading voices in the securities services industry to advocating the concept.
More diverse data requirements from investors and regulators are weighing on the minds of private equity firms.
In the third part of our ‘what to look out for in 2020’, we ask industry experts’ for their input on investment in the securities services industry.