Barnett Waddingham has used a Camradata service to source bespoke ESG manager research and market insights, as well as establish universes and strategies for ESG-related funds for clients.
The consultancy appointed the data and analysis provider to use its Assisted Search service, which provides clients with a unique custom universe with unbiased reporting and research analysis. It will also allow ongoing monitoring of ESG strategies.
The service is run anonymously and allows users to be connected with appropriate investment managers.
Barnett Waddingham co-head of manager research David Lewis said: "Barnett Waddingham recently used the Camradata assisted search to establish universes for ESG-related funds so we can add value for our clients. The database has excellent coverage of managers and products, and the information is summarised in useful standard reports.
"Particularly convenient is the way Camradata acts as a buffer between us and the investment managers and can answer many of their questions independently. This helps reduce the communication burden when establishing potentially large universes where a significant number of managers are engaging."
Camradata senior director Amy Richardson said: "We were delighted to help Barnett Waddingham with an Assisted Search across ESG-related strategies. This has enabled them to collect unique information on ESG funds and investment opportunities, as well as the performance of investment managers.
"This has also given them the ability to monitor ESG strategies, which is a growing area of interest for their clients. More than ever, investors and consultants need up-to-date information and insight to help make informed investment decisions in these challenging times."
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