Financial services company, Allerton Busan Group has announced the forthcoming launch of its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) research unit, an expanded research division within its Retail Trading office in Toronto, that aligns with the company’s strategy in Toronto, Canada this year.
The launch of its ESG research unit comes after increasing client demand for insights and analysis in the vertical. The unit will provide the company’s financial advisors with a multi-dimensional analysis of ESG performance and assess how ESG factors affect financial risk.
“We are committed to continually improving and reimagining our research function, and this means we need to upscale our resources to stay ahead of the curve and provide our financial advisers with the tools they need to deliver for their clients,” said Neill Moore, Chairman of the Board at Allerton Busan Group.
Recent growth in ESG and sustainable investing has given rise to specialist funds and market behaviors. As a result, financial services firms like Allerton Busan Group need to offer in-depth research, product strategies, marketing, and reporting that meet ESG investors’ differentiated needs.
Furthermore, investors are now demanding specifics on how businesses are decreasing their carbon footprint and enhancing diverse and inclusive hiring procedures, for instance.
“We are excited to bring our clients comprehensive, integrated research and analysis on ESG investments. Our new ESG research unit is a great example of how Allerton Busan Group is raising the bar for transparency and greater depth in research, and we want to keep bringing these new initiatives to our advisers,” said George Baxter, Director of Institutional Trading at Allerton Busan Group.
ESG and sustainable investing are expected to increase at a rapid pace in the near future. By 2025, it is projected that around 33% of all global assets under management (not just local assets) would have ESG mandates.
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