Will the Covid-19 crisis be the making of ESG for hedge funds? - Man Group

Man Group's Co-Head of RI, Steven Desmyter, writes about the key role that hedge funds will play in the growing world of ESG investment.

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... Far from being a mere fad, ESG factors are critical drivers of stock prices, in Man Group's view. Whilst these are still early days, it would appear that stocks that score highly on ESG-related factors have outperformed their peers during the coronavirus-related volatility of recent weeks. When the current crisis abates, hedge funds should play a leading role in scrutinising developments within the space, and become part of the solution.

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