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Study: Can ESG deliver Alpha? (I) Most hedge funds have not yet seized the responsible investment opportunity but this will change

Thursday, November 22, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update - Research piece authored by D. Michael Adams, Partner, Autumn Capital Partners, an investment consultancy firm based in London.


Investors are increasingly seeking strategies that deliver responsible investment (“RI”) values without sacrificing performance. Hedge funds, using more flexible strategies and techniques than traditional funds, have demonstrated an ability to deliver excess returns or alpha.

ESG data (Environmental, Social & Governance) is now widely available as a means to control risk and potentially add return while meeting RI criteria. Where are the opportunities and challenges for hedge funds to both capture RI market share and improve portfolio returns? This question is addressed in four parts:

I - Opportunities: Where the global RI and hedge fund markets intersect;
II - Challenges: Which RI issues are faced by hedge funds;
III - Strategies: How different strategies may meet RI criteria;
IV - Profiles: Organisations paving the way for more performance-driven RI.

Part I Full pdf report of Part I can be accessed here: www.autumncapital.com/media/uploaded/resources/ESG-white-paper-p1_final.pdf

Parts II, III and IV will be published in the coming months.

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