ESG: New updates and developments within FE Analytics
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The importance of ESG data in the financial industry has become increasingly high in recent years. This is strongly driven by global standards like TCFD, TNFD, or regulations like the European Union’s Sustainable Financial Disclosure Regulation, or the Sustainability Disclosure Requirements in the UK.
Even more ESG-related information and functionality has been added into FE Analytics, each designed to help ensure you have easy access to decision-useful information and can make an investment decision better aligned with your clients' objectives and values.
In July 2022, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) set out the final rules and guidance for a new Consumer Duty; forming the cornerstone of its three-year strategy and a key element of its work to set and test higher standards.
Since the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) came into force in March 2021, we have had some significant updates, including confirmation from the European Commission that Article 9 funds should only invest in sustainable assets and an amended Taxonomy that now includes natural gas and nuclear power, with the consequent changes to disclosure templates less than two months after coming in.
FE fundinfo – the global leader in investment fund data and technology – issued its response to the Chancellor’s 2023 Spring Budget focusing on the implications it will have on retirees following the changes to the pensions tax allowance as well as the lack of mentions of sustainability.
Any replacement to the Packaged Retail and Insurance-Based Investment Products (PRIIPs) regulations can only be effective when retail investors actually read them, FE fundinfo – the global leader in investment fund data and technology – has stated in its response to HM Treasury’s consultation.
A new strategic partnership between two leading fund data and technology companies aims to modernise the exchange of data between asset managers and their clients, particularly large wealth managers and institutional investors.