The rapid growth in sustainability investing in recent decades has bolstered the need for greater transparency as investors increasingly want to know where and how sustainably their money is invested. MiFID II and other regulations have taken on more of a sustainability focus to improve the flow of information from issuers, distributors and asset managers.
In this Talking heads podcast, Pierre Moulin, global head of products and strategic marketing, discusses the upcoming “positive revolution in the way investment products are distributed” with chief market strategist Daniel Morris. They cover the move to enable investors to state their environmental, social and governance (ESG) preferences and demand matching investment products. The regulations seek to increase capital allocations towards sustainable finance and address green washing risks.
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The value of investments and the income they generate may go down as well as up and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial outlay. Past performance is no guarantee for future returns.
Investing in emerging markets, or specialised or restricted sectors is likely to be subject to a higher-than-average volatility due to a high degree of concentration, greater uncertainty because less information is available, there is less liquidity or due to greater sensitivity to changes in market conditions (social, political and economic conditions).
Some emerging markets offer less security than the majority of international developed markets. For this reason, services for portfolio transactions, liquidation and conservation on behalf of funds invested in emerging markets may carry greater risk.