The European Sustainable Financial Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) came into effect in March 2021, catapulting the topic of sustainable investing and ESG to the top of the priority list in the financial services industry.
The regulation aims to improve the transparency of sustainable investment products, the claims made by financial market participants, and to prevent greenwashing. SFDR affects all financial market participants and financial advisors in the EU and all providers of financial products offered within the EU.
Impact of SFDR requirements on fund market participants
SFDR imposes mandatory ESG disclosure obligations for fund managers. The regulation requires large volumes of ESG-related data to be sourced and mandates the provision of standardised disclosures on how ESG factors are integrated at an entity, service and product level.
Since the introduction of the Level 2 Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on 1 January 2023, which lay out the reporting requirements, fund manufacturers have to comply with detailed sustainability-related disclosure requirements and complete mandatory SFDR reporting templates to stay compliant.
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How FE fundinfo helps you to comply with SFDR
FE fundinfo offers customised SFDR reporting solutions at an entity level, where applicable, as well as at a product level, that are fully aligned to the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) and the templates therein for:
● PAI reports (according to RTS Annex 1)
● Precontractual reports (according to RTS Annex 2 & 3)
● Periodic reports (according to RTS Annex 4 & 5)
Our SFDR Reporting offering is further complemented by our European ESG Template (EET) regulatory data solutions where we collect, calculate and disseminate whole of market EET data. Currently, FE fundinfo holds more than 140,000 EETs at a share class level in our golden source fund database.
How FE fundinfo's SFDR Reporting solution works
Select your data inputs and sources, whether it be proprietary or from a third party ESG data provider, we take care of the ingestion, validation, calculation and aggregation.
Provide us with your branding requirements and we will build a tailor-made template whilst keeping it aligned with the specifications outlined in the RTS template.
Define the fund-specific sustainability indicators for each of your products and we automate fund-specific calculations.
Provide the required EET data fields within the template and we enrich the file with the necessary calculations and source the remaining inputs for the production of your SFDR reports.
Upload the narratives and our system produces PDF reports via a workflow-managed user interface, including a step-by-step validation procedure, track record and archive.
Publication & dissemination
Sign off and approve the documents for publication and/or disseminate the final SFDR reports and EET files.
Key features of FE fundinfo’s SFDR Reporting solution
We are data provider agnostic and support data delivery in all forms, and from various sources, to ease integration with your current operating model.
We ensure data alignment between your regulatory reports and your client facing ESG documents such as ESG marketing factsheets. This not only eliminates duplication of effort but also maximises the efficiency of your resources, freeing up valuable time and allowing you to streamline your ESG fund reporting further. By synchronising your regulatory reports with your client-facing materials, you can present a cohesive and comprehensive picture of your fund's sustainability efforts, enhancing your credibility and attracting new business.
A Managed service you can rely on
We offer a flexible delivery model with the added option to completely outsource your SFDR report production to FE fundinfo. This includes the consolidation of your ESG-related data, reconciliation of data availability, all calculations and the provision of corresponding documentation. With our managed service, you can rely on us to handle the entire process, providing you with customised and visually appealing reports that effectively communicate your commitment to sustainable investing.
Generate all your ESG reports in different languages to satisfy investor understanding and transparency in the markets you distribute your funds. We juggle and coordinate the required translations so you don’t have to.
Regulatory horizon scanning
FE fundinfo's position as a key player in the industry allows us to proactively scan and help you prepare for regulatory changes. We are at the forefront of sharing our in-house regulatory expertise to provide timely solutions to emerging and evolving regulations. With FE fundinfo, you can rest assured that you are always well prepared for regulatory changes, so you can focus on your core business with peace of mind.
Full Portfolio Holdings
We collect and manage our own full portfolio holdings data constantly increasing our coverage to conduct fund look-throughs.
Proven ESG Expertise
We have over 11 years’ experience in ESG reporting, screening and positioning ESG credentials, and adapting to market trends and investor expectations. Our extensive experience has allowed us to stay at the forefront of the evolving landscape of sustainable investing, enabling us to provide you with the most comprehensive ESG Reporting.
We understand the importance of ESG factors in today's investment decisions and the increasing demand for transparency. Our dedicated team of experts has honed their skills in analysing ESG data, identifying key sustainability metrics, and translating them into meaningful insights that resonate with investors.
By leveraging our deep industry knowledge and cutting-edge technology, we ensure that your SFDR Reports always meet regulatory requirements.
Dedicated ESG Team
Our ESG specialist team provides ESG consulting and implementation services to help our clients fully understand ESG and climate-related risks and opportunities within their investments, as well as to comply with ESG-related regulatory requirements across Europe
Stay ahead of the game with FE fundinfo’s SFDR Reporting solution and establish transparency and trust with your investors by informing them about the impact of their investments against the PAIs and their alignment with the EU Taxonomy, Sustainable Development Goals and other key ESG metrics.
To learn more about how FE fundinfo can support your SFDR Reporting and how our solution can easily be integrated into your systems, book a demo with one of our ESG specialists today.