Responsible Investing: The New Normal  

Welcome to Responsible Investing: The New Normal

Welcome to Responsible Investing: The New Normal

Demand for responsible investing funds has grown in popularity, particularly among a new generation of investors.

And the coronavirus pandemic which has triggered lockdowns across the globe has served to make these funds more relevant.

But how can advisers navigate this new world of responsible investing? That's what this series of podcasts, sponsored by Royal London, is aiming to find out.

How will the coronavirus affect responsible investing? How will regulation in this area change? And how can advisers find an ethical portfolio for different types of clients?

During June we will release an episode addressing one of these issues.

The first episode will discuss the differences between responsible, sustainable and ethical, the practice of passing a fund or investment off as ethical, known as 'greenwashing', and the difference between negative screening and positive screening.

The second episode will examine whether responsible investment funds will see greater demand in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, whether companies have become more aware of their responsibilities and why responsible investment funds have generally performed better during March's market sell-off.

The third episode will look into how regulatory changes could affect responsible investment funds and which particular areas regulators will focus on.

And the final episode will examine whether advisers can build a genuinely diversified portfolio with responsible investment funds, how responsible investment portfolios can be changed to cater for a client's risk appetite and how to find responsible income.

The podcasts will be available on this page of the FTAdviser website, Acast, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

To listen to the trailer for the series, click here.

damian.fantato@ft.com