Anjali Pradhan, CFA, began her asset management career at PIMCO, Goldman Sachs, and HSBC. She has held various positions, first in portfolio management and then transitioning to marketing and business development. In addition, Pradhan is co-founder of a consultancy group, Dahlia Capital Advisory, that helps clients in commercialize sustainable products and services. While her clients are from across industries, the ultimate focus is on helping investors and asset managers develop and market responsible investment portfolios. Pradhan holds a bachelor of commerce degree in finance from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal.
So what are the risks and opportunities associated with integrating or failing to integrate human rights issues into asset allocation considerations? Anjali Pradhan, CFA, explores the issue.
Is shareholder maximization the best way for a company to achieve sustainable success? Are there other parties who should be taken into account? Anjali Pradhan, CFA, tackles the issue in an interview with Robert Walker of NEI Investments.
"Standards for disclosure around material ESG factors by sector are critical. Once we have this, we can start to innovate at a faster rate," says Erika Karp, founder of Cornerstone Capital.
In an environment where government bond yields are slim at best, or negative at worst, one may be inclined to write off the asset class as a worthwhile investment. However, bonds add stability to a larger, more diversified portfolio and remain an important offset to equity risk.