Fixed income has been somewhat overlooked in the rush to re-make everything as ESG, but in many ways, fixed income managers have a greater say over the companies they are investing in.
This is because bond investors spend their money for the long term, and have much greater clout when it comes to investing. The companies they invest in are usually in direct need of the money they are raising and further down the line.
While financial advisers are considering how to develop a balanced portfolio, if their client has expressed ESG preferences, then fixed income is likely to be high on their list of aspirations.
This guide is worth 60 minutes' CPD.