ESG rises in importance for clients amidst geopolitical crises

Clients initiating talk around severe weather patterns, security and energy

Sian Barnett Wike
clock • 2 min read

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...

To continue reading this article...

Join Professional Adviser

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, industry insights and market intelligence.
  • Stay ahead of the curve with spotlights on emerging trends and technologies
  • Receive breaking news stories straight to your inbox in the daily newsletters.
  • Make smart business decisions with the latest developments in regulation, investing retirement and protection.
  • Members-only access to the editor’s weekly Friday commentary
  • 
 Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes.

Join

 

Already a Professional Adviser member?

Login

More on Investment

Image: The latest market news and analysis

Market Movers: UK producer price inflation falls as inflation eases

Producer price inflation fell to its lowest rate since March last month

Investment Week
clock 26 January 2023 • 1 min read
2023 looks to be a defining point for the industry

Asset managers prepare for staff reductions in challenging 2023

Compressed growth predicted with streamlined product offerings

Kathleen Gallagher
clock 25 January 2023 • 6 min read
Meet the panel for Sustainable Investment

Meet the expert panel sharing their perspectives on Sustainable-Investment.com

Connecting the sustainable investment community

clock 24 January 2023 • 3 min read