CFA proposes Diversity, Equity & Inclusion protocol (FundFire)
(1 min read) The CFA Institute recently announced it is recommending a diversity, equity and inclusion protocol. The code and implementation guide, drafted by the CFA Institute Steering Committee and trade association Nicsa, will promote best practices and standardization for the asset management industry as it relates to DEI.
Diligend and eVestment align to automate the due diligence process
(2 min read) Diligend, a cloud-based due diligence software provider built for asset allocators, and eVestment announced today an agreement under which eVestment data will be available through the Diligend platform.
IIDC member Meketa publishes DEI survey findings
(1 min read) Meketa Investment Group, a member organization of the Institutional Investing Diversity Cooperative, recently published the findings of its first survey on diversity, equity and inclusion. Over 250 asset managers responded to the survey.
Bond markets vs. bond ETFs during COVID
(8 min read) The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us all many lessons. But there are lessons for markets, too. From the multiple studies that have come out of the COVID crisis, we can see the importance of diverse, healthy and liquid markets with readily available hedges and cheap trading.
Widespread inflows continue into hedge funds
(5 min read) Investors added an estimated $12.01 billion into hedge funds in May, lifting 2021 net inflow to $39.12 billion. Performance was accretive to asset levels and total estimated industry AUM increased to $3.570 trillion.
eVestment effort to gather manager diversity data gains steam (FundFire)
(1 min read) FundFire reports that 20% of asset management firms listed in eVestment are now voluntarily reporting diversity & inclusion information.
Nasdaq’s eVestment diversity report shows big gap in leadership roles at firms (Cheddar)
(7 min video) Lauren Dillard, EVP and Head of Nasdaq’s Investment Intelligence division which includes eVestment, recently joined Cheddar to talk about the exchange's diversity report from about 20 percent of the firms within eVestment's database.
Macro in a minute: Dot plot strikes back
(1 min read) While keeping rates unchanged, the focus for the Federal Open Market Committee meeting was on the shift in the Fed’s dot plot, a closely watched tool to signal changes in interest rates.
CalPERS and CalSTRS 2021 Diversity Forum focuses on timely industry issues
(2 min read) The Diversity Forum sessions addressed timely issues, including unconscious bias impacts on corporations and the residual effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on human capital.
eVestment to drive transparency and data standardization of diversity, equity and inclusion in asset management
(3 min read) eVestment will make its asset manager diversity, equity and inclusion (D&I) data available for investors free of charge in an effort to improve transparency and standardization across the industry.
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