Schroders’ BlueOrchard deal could trigger M&A wave as asset managers chase impact specialists

Traditional asset managers that aim to do impact investing now look for acquisitions. "The Schroders deal will spark interest," a KPMG expert says to the Financial Times.

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After Schroders’ purchase of a majority stake in BlueOrchard Finance, a Swiss impact specialist, more similar deals will  most likely follow, predicts KPMG UK Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment Troy Mortimer. "The Schroders deal will spark interest," Mortimer says to the Financial Times.

"If you’re serious about being held up as an ESG manager, you should be asking at the board level: is this strategically the direction we should be taking? Those that have held themselves out as ESG players are now recognizing they need to take this next step," he adds.

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