ESG rises in importance for clients amidst geopolitical crises

Clients initiating talk around severe weather patterns, security and energy

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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