New News Item 15 October 2019

Revealed: the top 10 fund houses 'truly committed' to ESG in 2019


1.       Axa Investment Management

2.       Hermes Investment Management

3.       Candriam

4.       Swedbank Asset Management

5.       Ostrum Asset Management

6.       Mirova

7.       Nordea Investment Management

8.       Degroof Petercam Asset Management

9.       Robeco

10.   Bank J. Safra Sarasin


Awareness of responsible investing may be on the rise but most fund houses still struggle to express their good intentions through their brand.

That is the headline finding from the H&K Responsible Investment Brand Index 2019, which in its second year running, has ranked 220 European asset managers based on their ability to embed responsible investment approaches into their brand.

This separates the genuinely committed from those perceived to be riding ESG hype by measuring whether a fund house's good intent is also communicated through their brand and evaluates whether there is actual commitment against follow-through in brand architecture.