ESG integration outperforms since 2014 in Europe; Amundi study finds

Ridhima Sharma
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Amundi has released the key findings of its study on the impact of ESG investing on fixed income portfolios.  Since 2014, the integration of ESG has created alpha in EUR-denominated fixed income portfolios. Indeed, for Euro-denominated investment grade (IG) bonds portfolio, the annual excess credit return of long/short strategy between best-in-class bonds (20% best-rated according to ESG scores) and worst-in-class bonds (20% worst-rated according to ESG scores) bonds reaches 37 bps. This holds for the overall ESG score, as well as for individual E, S or G scores. Likewise, if the trac...

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