UK pension funds fire up sterling SRI bond market

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By Burhan Khadbai
25 Jul 2019

Sterling is set to play a bigger part in the socially responsible bond market as a result of incoming reforms that are putting the pressure on UK pension funds to focus on environmental, social or governance (ESG) factors in their investments, writes Burhan Khadbai.

From October, UK pension schemes with 100 or more members will be required to produce a Statement of Investment Principles (SIP) to set out how they take account of ESG considerations, according to the new regulations put together last September by the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions.

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