News Digest: Survey reveals surge in buy-side adoption of ESG for fixed income

August 22, 2022

News Digest:

The proportion of asset managers that factor environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into their fixed income investments has surged from 42% to 76% over the past year, according to a survey of 300 buy-side firms in the U.S. and Europe carried out by the Index Industry Association.



ESG’s enhanced implementation in fixed income underscores managers’ increased ability to gauge ESG signals in the asset class, as well as clients’ appetite for diversifying portfolios beyond ESG equity funds, the not-for-profit association said.



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