Lions ESG Roar Muffled – Monday Musings 05/07/2021
To my surprise recent new launch of an ESG – Environmental social and Governance – fund from Liontrust had to be abandoned as it failed to raise the minimum target from retail investors. I was surprised because ESG or green investing is supposedly becoming more and more important to investors and Liontrust is an excellent investment house.
This started me wondering how our clients and the public in general feel about ESG, are we the industry, making more of it than the public. As this week’s little competition – usual super hamper for the first two correct responders to email@example.com – please tell me how you feel about ESG and give me the name of two ESG funds or fund managers.
The markets have had a mixed week with the FTSE100 slightly down, the US markets all up and Far East markets felling away fairly significantly. The CAC40-France – is down but this could be because of the football competition going on somewhere, on the other hand the DAX is up so perhaps footie has nothing to do with it.
Much more locally we have welcomed two new members to the team, Oliver Paul who is an experienced IFA and Paul Green who brings many years of knowledge as our Paraplanner. I am continuously working to improve the service we offer our clients and am sure that these two appointments will help to do that.
So, to the markets
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