KBIGI sees family office interest upturn as ESG continues to soar

KBIGI sees family office interest upturn as ESG continues to soar

ESG specialists KBI Global Investors is targeting the family office and high-net-worth-individuals and ultra-high-net-worth-individuals marketplace with a series of propositions with minimum investment levels of between $5m and 10m.

The Dublin-based investment specialist - a key player institutionally, with outlets into the retail market through various platforms and propositions - said that has seen a significant increase in appetite for its investment range from family offices and the HNWI and UHNWI international market.

With some minimum investment levels of between $5-10m, KBIGI's range of investments have been made more be accessible to a large range of family offices across Europe and internationally. "We are certainly seeing a lot more interest in our business from family offices recently," Geoff Blake, director, head of business development and client services at KBIGI, said. "As the appetite for ESG investments rises, we are well positioned."

The company started in the 1980s and 1990s in responsible investing and the KBIGI journey moved on into ESG and active shareholder involvement. But it recently that the business has, as Blake explains "exploded", across the world.

"It has exploded in the last two three years," he said. "Every country and asset that we visit there is growing interest, with 45% of public pension funds now incorporating ESG for example."

 "A lot are jumping on the bandwagon. Green wash is the term people use, but with our track record and experience we are finding more interest in our services. Our clients can see that we are and the difference that brings."

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