Has ESG investing been compromised by the recent underperformance of ESG funds? And what are the top three critical factors Bank of Singapore examines when choosing ESG funds?
Jean Chia, CIO and head of portfolio management and research office, shares her insights with Asian Private Banker.
“We are getting more sophisticated in terms of the funds in which we invest,” she said. “We look more at substance, finding out whether a fund is delivering the objectives that were intended at the outset.”
As far as disclosure is concerned, she felt that Asia looked more like a work in progress than Europe.