World's largest asset managers 'failing to hold firms to account': research

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A large majority of the world's largest asset management companies are failing to address human rights issues such as slavery and controversial weapons through their investment processes, according to responsible investment charity ShareAction. ShareAction, based in the UK, found that almost half, or 47%, of asset managers, with combined AuM of $45trn, do not prohibit their fund managers from investing in weapons that cause excessive or indiscriminate harm. Furthermore, eight in ten, or 84%, do not stop their funds from purchasing sovereign bonds from countries under international san...

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