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Asset managers face delisting from UN responsible investing initiative

Magnifying-Glass-And-Text-Kindle-Contract-700x450.jpgFifty asset managers signed up to the United Nations’ for responsible investing could face being delisted for failing to show evidence of their commitment, according to the Financial Times. 

The UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment is based on six principles which put environmental, social and governance concerns at the heart of mainstream investing. The asset manager signatories to PRI file annual reports, detailing their progress.

Responsible Investment Review – Five themes to watch in 2018

Of 180 signatories put on a watchlist by PRI last year for failing to show they are taking their commitment seriously enough, 88 have made improvements this year and 42 are on track to do so by 2020.

But 50 groups on the watchlist, managing a total of $1tn (£0.79tn) of assets, are reported to have not responded to calls for improvement from PRI and are at risk of being delisted.



One third access pensions cash without advice, ABI finds

New analysis from the Association of British Insurers today reveals alarmingly low levels of retirement readiness with one-third accessing pension cash without ever taking advice. The analysis found more than 62,000 people accessed some of their pension for the first time during a six-month period last year, but 34 per cent have not taken any […]

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Aviva: Could flexible working worsen the gender pay gap?

Giving employees the opportunity for more flexible working may mean younger men will pull more weight in their family lives than the previous generation, but runs a risk of further widening the gender pay gap. MPs on the Treasury Committee held a hearing this morning on progress made since its recent Women in Finance report. […]

Why ISA investing continues to have great appeal

Paul Fidell, Senior Business Development Manager – Investments at Prudential, looks at why ISA investing continues to have great appeal for many investors. Although the overall subscription limit has not increased from its current level of £20,000, ISA investing continues to have great appeal for many investors.  Whether it is for a start-up contribution of […]

Navigating volatility

The making of any fund can be seen in how it responds to crises and opportunities. In this short video, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management Trevor Greetham outlines how the Royal London Global Multi Asset Portfolios or GMAPs navigated through Brexit and the US election cycle. He also highlights the importance […]


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