Systematic managers can no longer ignore responsible investing and ESG

The traditional view that responsible investing (RI) and ESG are not applicable to a systematic macro manager is being challenged as new tools are making it easier for managers to address the challenges.

Systemic managers are also being pressured by investors who are starting to hold their systematic strategies to a higher standard in terms of ESG, asking for index investments, such as equity index trackers, where products may exclude some of the worst performing names from an ESG standpoint, or investing in fully-fledged ESG systematic hedge funds.

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Jennifer Banzaca

Jennifer Banzaca has been a reporter and editor covering the hedge fund industry for 14 years, most recently focusing on legal and compliance issues.

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