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Headlines you need to know this week — January 14, 2020
ESG plays a role in bank lending, study finds A recent study by Fitch Ratings found that a company’s focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues plays a role in lending among global banks. Fitch polled 182 banking groups in 49 countries. The survey found that nearly half of the lending assets covered by the participating banks had been screened for ESG risks.
The family office of the future The majority of ultra-high-net worth individuals would prefer to work with a multi-family office, compared with a wealth management firm, according to a 2017 study. Creating a single-family office can be expensive and complicated. A recent report looks at the concept of a virtual family office, which takes advantage of outsourcing and advances in technology to deliver customized services.
MSCI introduces bond indexes MSCI, a global index provider, last week announced its first indexes for the fixed-income market. The 15 new corporate bond indexes include: an investment-grade index, two ESG corporate bond indexes, and 12 factor indexes.
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