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The UK financial regulator is 'calling out' managers of retail funds on ESG claims.
It sounds like a simple question, but the answer runs to more than 560 pages.
Former Fried Frank associate Mary Beth Houlihan is the latest partner to join global private equity law firm Kirkland & Ellis’s ESG & Impact practice group.
Future street
The world is adapting to mitigate climate change, but the politicisation of climate science, slow-moving bureaucracy and anachronistic policy are causing the US to lag behind.
European Union Flags
The SFDR’s second phase – which will provide more detailed requirements for managers of ‘sustainable’ funds – will come into force on 1 July 2022.
The asset management firm thinks the SEC should apply ESG disclosure rules to private markets as well as public. ILPA disagrees.
You can compare the new exam request letter with one RCW shared two years ago to see DOE’s evolution regarding ESG. If your firm engages in ESG investing, or plans to, you’d be wise to eye what examiners are asking about.
Fourteen investment consultants including Meketa and Willis Towers Watson have launched a US sustainable investing alliance to ensure the speak with ‘a common voice’ that carries more weight with the regulator.
In trying to deliver investor certainty and climate relief with its Sustainable Finance Taxonomy, the EU has come up with a solution which may well do the opposite.
The EU’s classification of what counts as sustainable could lose credibility at the first hurdle if it succumbs to political compromise, writes Reynir Indahl, managing partner of Summa Equity.

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