Archive

  • UK FCA establishes sustainable finance advisor working group

    16 January 2024
  • Funds with about £110bn in AUM to opt for UK FCA labels, Morningstar estimates

    09 January 2024

    About 300 investment funds, which collectively manage about £110 billion ($140 billion), are set to adopt new UK sustainability fund labels this year, according to estimates by Morningstar.

  • Barclays: UK 'Sustainability Improvers' fund label risks being 'catch-all'

    04 January 2024

    The 'Sustainability Improvers' label under the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) voluntary fund labelling rules risks being a "catch-all" investment category, warned Barclays.

  • 2024 outlook: Sand in the gears of sustainable finance policy

    03 January 2024

    Looming elections and burgeoning disclosure regimes point to a slowdown in sustainable finance policymaking, but the spectre of fines for greenwashing is on the rise, Michael Hurley writes

  • UK presses ahead with listing reform, despite investors' corporate governance warnings

    20 December 2023

    Fresh proposals to overhaul UK listing rules show "little sign that widely held and clearly communicated investor concerns about weakening corporate governance standards have been taken into account," one of the country's largest pension funds has warned.

  • ICMA publishes ESG ratings and data code of conduct

    14 December 2023

    The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has published a voluntary 'code of conduct' for ESG ratings and data products.

  • UK sustainable investment funds not living up to their name, FCA says

    16 November 2023

    UK-based fund managers have been placed on notice by their regulator after it said many had failed to back up claims of sustainable investment, weeks before the publication of rules designed to tackle greenwashing.

  • Hong Kong to form ESG code of conduct working group

    01 November 2023

    A group is to be established to promote a "globally consistent" code of conduct for ESG ratings and data providers in Hong Kong.

  • Manning quits UK's FCA, with SDR still in the pipeline

    23 October 2023

    One of the architects of the UK's Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) has left his role at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) just weeks before the regulations are due to be published.

  • UK regulators propose rules on diversity and inclusion

    26 September 2023

    The UK's financial regulators have issued consultations on improving diversity and inclusion (D&I) in financial industries, an issue that is "important to governance and firm-wide culture" and supporting effective risk management.