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Our views 31 July 2020

Squaring the circle: cost-effective and responsible active investing

By Peter Rutter, Head of Equities

5 min read

How can responsible owners of assets reduce costs, yet meet their fiduciary environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibilities and achieve outperformance?

Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) believe this can be achieved, by offering cost-effective and bespoke segregated equity solutions using active management with a quantitative overlay. This can help meet our clients’ specific ESG requirements through engagement, active decision-making and stewardship.

In the last two decades, asset owners have faced increasing and often conflicting pressures. As well as record low yields in financial markets, competitive and regulatory pressures, improved data and greater scrutiny of risk-adjusted performance have led to a profound shift from active to passive investing.

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