ESG rises in importance for clients amidst geopolitical crises

Clients initiating talk around severe weather patterns, security and energy

Sian Barnett Wike
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More than half of advisers have seen their clients' ESG investment plans change due to the cost-of-living crisis, according to Schroders.

Amidst high-ranking concerns surrounding capital loss, inflation and rising interest rates, it's UK financial adviser survey - published on Wednesday (20 November) - found 76% of advisers stated that sustainability and ESG factors were continuing to comprise part of their fund selection process. This is up from just 43% in 2019.   Despite only 8% of advisers concentrating on maximising returns and minimising risks entirely ahead of the sustainability of investments, 56% are expecting asset managers to integrate ESG factors into their analysis.  The geopolitical situation alongside the...

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