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Fund managers brace for correction as greenwash rules go global

One London law firm is feeling the heat as global investors wrestle with SFDR requirements.

"I am hoping the word ESG 'integration' is going to disappear because ESG 'integration' means nothing," said Hortense Bioy, director of sustainability research at Morningstar | Photo: PR / MORNINGSTAR

At the London-based law offices of Simmons & Simmons, the phones are ringing off the hook.

Lucian Firth, an attorney who represents hedge funds and other asset managers on industry regulation, says his work life has been transformed by a new set of rules that prevent investment professionals from exaggerating the environmental and social credentials of whatever they're selling.

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