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Thursday, 22 July 2021 17:46

Don’t Worry About an ESG Stock Bubble

(San Francisco)

Many investors are worried that the huge growth in ESG assets might be causing a bubble in the most common stocks in ESG funds. However, the reality is that they are not. According to Bridgewater Associates: “The shift to ESG appears to be still in its early innings. Investor positioning in sustainable equities is not yet overextended … The US ESG index looks very similar to the aggregate market, and much less frothy than stocks that have been most popular with retail investors where we think valuations are most stretched”.


FINSUM: In other words, despite all the hype about ESG asset growth, overall valuations are in line with the broader market so there is no specific risk to ESG funds.

Published in Eq: Tech
Tuesday, 20 July 2021 20:22

A Huge Influx of Cash About to Hit ESG

(New York)

Federal workers will now have the option to invest their retirement and savings accounts directly into…see the full story on our partner Magnifi’s site.

Published in Eq: Tech

(Brussels)

In the US, the Fed has only started kicking the tires on climate change talks at its regional branches. However…see the full story on our partner Magnifi’s site.

Published in Eq: Dev ex-US
Thursday, 15 July 2021 17:34

Are ESG Stocks in a Bubble?

(New York)

There has been rising anxiety of late that the growing assets in ESG stocks have created a valuation bubble in the most popular shares in the category. The idea is that rush into ESG has funneled a ton of capital into a relatively small group of shares, “artificially” inflating valuation. However, the Financial Times argues that there is definitively no bubble in these stocks. In fact, they are not valued any more richly than any average basket of shares. Overall, the average PE ratio of a global basket of ESG stocks is the same for an average basket of all stocks: 14x.


FINSUM: This is actually quite a relieving study, as there have been some very lofty AUM growth figures thrown around lately for ESG. And in case you are nervous, the same metrics/comparison listed above also hold for US/domestic ESG stocks.

Published in Eq: Tech
Monday, 05 July 2021 14:21

The Next Big Trend in ESG

(New York)

ESG is an unstoppable trend right now, says Citi…see the full story on our partner Magnifi’s site

Published in Eq: Tech
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