Nordic asset owners have increasingly started to conduct more manager searches for dedicated ESG and impact strategies relative to the turn of the year, according to Stefan Laszlo, executive director institutional client relationship at Dutch asset manager Robeco.
He expects that searches for dedicated sustainable strategies will continue to pick up due to these funds having generally fared well during the worst weeks of the coronavirus crisis.
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