The European fund and asset management industry has been preparing for the European Union’s new Sustainability Financial Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) for some time, and it finally came into effect on March 10.
Managers are now launching different services to help clients adapt. Arabesque announced the implementation of a regulatory resource hub this week to provide a more detailed overview of the implications of various ESG measures. And now Swedish company SPP is offering several services to help their corporate clients with following SFDR, due to increased demand.
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