In August 2022, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued its Dear CEO letter setting out its Alternatives Supervisory Strategy. This letter touched on several issues that are at the core of our mission here at the SBAI, including risk management, culture and responsible investment.
In this article, we discuss some of the points raised by the FCA and where we can be helpful to firms reviewing their processes and controls following on from this letter.
In this podcast episode from our Founder series, Poul Winslow (until recently Global Head of Capital Markets and Factor Investing at CPP Investments and an SBAI Trustee) is joined by SBAI Trustee Stuart Fiertz (President of Cheyne Capital – one of the founders of the SBAI) to look back at how it all started and how the industry is evolving. They discuss the SBAI, the case for alternatives, ESG and more.
Diversity metrics are a great tool for institutional allocators to both understand and benchmark the diversity of their portfolios, but over reliance on this type of measurement may mean we are losing track of what we are really trying to measure – promotion of culture diversity within the industry. In this article, we discuss how allocators can look beyond the metrics.
We respond to the US SEC's request for public comment on ESG disclosures for private fund advisers. Key points raised include support for the distinction between different types of ESG strategies and a requirement for a degree of flexibility for asset managers to be able to fully describe their strategies.
We respond to the International Sustainability Standards Board's (ISSB) consultation on Climate Related Disclosures. Key points raised include clarity of scope and a later effective date for asset managers reliant on issuer disclosures.
We respond to the International Sustainability Standards Board's (ISSB) consultation on general sustainability disclosures in financial statements. Key points raised include clarity of scope and additional guidance recommendations for asset managers.
In the first of our Founder series podcasts, one of our newest Trustees Paula Volent (CIO of Rockefeller University) is joined by our Deputy Chair Luke Ellis (CEO of Man Group – one of the founders of the SBAI) to look back at how it all started and how the industry is evolving. They discuss the SBAI, where to find alpha, diversity and more.