Hedge funds’ top clients step up demands for ESG strategies

Hedge funds are having to shift gears as a growing number of their biggest Scandinavian clients want more investment strategies that target environmental, social and governance goals.

According to Anette Hjertø, head of absolute return investments at DNB Asset Management in Oslo, sustainable investing "isn’t as developed" among hedge funds yet as it is with "long only funds." She says that’s changing. | Photo: PR / DNB AM

In Scandinavia, where pension investors are arguably ahead of the rest when it comes to ESG, hedge funds vying for their business are under pressure to step up their game.

"We have seen an accelerating trend of our institutional investors requesting more granular information about how we implement sustainability," Erik Eidolf, the chief executive of Stockholm-based hedge fund Nordkinn Asset Management, said in an email.

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