Investors would benefit from an EU legal framework with due diligence guidelines and reporting requirements for companies in the real economy. This framework should be consistent with the reporting requirements in the revised NFRD and the disclosures in the Sustainability-Related Disclosures regulation (SFDR). At the same time, any framework for supply chain due diligence should not impose a competitive disadvantage for EU companies.
On behalf of their clients, asset managers act as stewards for the companies in which they invest, to encourage better governance and improve their financial, environmental and social performance. Investors do so by exercising their shareholders’ rights, and engage with investee companies on issues relevant to the sustainability and long-term performance of the firm. Such issues typically including firm governance, due diligence, executive remuneration and the overall business strategy.
EFAMA adopted a Stewardship Code with principles for asset managers’ engagement with investee companies. We support the development of pragmatic, evidence-based regulation and promote consistency across different pieces of legislation. We contribute to developing the EU sustainable corporate governance agenda and support members with the implementation of the revised Shareholders Rights Directive.
The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has published its latest Market Insights report titled “ESG Investing in the UCITS Market – A powerful and inexorable trend”. The report looks at the major trends in the ESG UCITS market, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and the behaviour of ESG and non-ESG funds.
The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has published today its response to the European Commissions consultation document proposal for an initiative on sustainable corporate governance.
The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has published today the 12th edition of its Asset Management Report*. The report aims to provide a unique and comprehensive set of facts and figures on the state of the industry at the end of 2018 but also to highlight the fundamental role of asset managers in the financial system and wider economy.
"It gives me great pleasure to provide you with an overview of our activities since our Annual General Meeting in Paris last year. While we were very much looking forward to hosting you all in Brussels this week, the current crisis and associated travel restrictions has forced us to improvise and turn our meeting into a virtual AGM.
I am pleased to provide you with an overview of our activities since our 2018 Annual General Meeting in Cyprus.
Credit where credit is due. I would like to congratulate my predecessor Peter De Proft for all the work in his twelve year tenure as EFAMA Director General and for the constructive support he has shown me from the start. This has greatly facilitated the handover.