EUROPE - Nine out of 10 European fund managers expect their involvement in socially responsible investment to increase, a new study shows.
A survey of 105 of Europe’s leading fund managers – carried out by Thomson Extel and UK Social Investment Forum – found that 90% expected activity in socially responsible investment to increase.
HSBC Securities and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein were found to be leaders in the field of SRI research and analysis.
HSBC was ranked best provider of SRI analysis and reports, and Dresdner the best brokerage firm for SRI news services.
UKSIF executive director Helen Wildsmith said: “HSBC and Dresdner are ideally placed to capitalise on the rapidly growing demand from investors for news, views and research about material social and environmental issues.”
Thomson Extel Survey head Steve Kelly said: “These results will add value to investors and analysts on understanding the perceptions of SRI.”
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