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When Assets “Disappear,” Climate Risk and ESG Data Needs Remain

Once sold by major public firms, fossil fuel assets don’t disappear. Neither does the need for relevant, reliable risk disclosure.

Actively Managed Funds Are Appropriate Options for 401(k) Plans

Actively managed funds can serve plan participants well.

Passive Funds and “Do No Harm” Are Not Synonymous

The notion that choosing active or passive will in some way lower fiduciary risk is unfounded.

Greenwashing at a Tipping Point: Marketing Jargon Brings Regulatory Risk

The environmental, social, and governance (ESG) fund industry reached a crossroads on 26 August 2021.

Book Review: 21st Century Investing

William Burckart and Steve Lydenberg, CFA, argue persuasively that systemic issues have important implications for future returns.

Concentration Risk on the Buy-Side of Credit Markets: The Causes

What are the effects of buy-side concentration on the structure of the corporate bond market?

ESG Asset Managers: Define the Why

Clients today want their investments to produce a genuine positive impact as well as a return. Asset managers need to define how they plan to do that.

Book Review: Algo Bots and the Law

Gregory Scopino provides a deeply detailed journey through the history of futures and derivative markets regulation.

ESG Ratings: Navigating Through the Haze

How severe is the lack of correlation among ESG ratings?



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