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Money Managers May Go Back to School to Prove ESG Credentials

May 14, 2019, 3:51 PM

Instead of certifying certain bonds or funds as ESG-compliant, CFA Society of the U.K. is looking to accredit those who manage them.

CFA UK will introduce a Certificate in ESG Investing later this year, targeting professionals analyzing and buying assets that meet environmental, social and governance criteria, according to a statement May 14. The certificate will cost 470 pounds ($610), less than the 1,000 pounds-plus required for each of the three levels of the flagship CFA Program.

The new certificate, which may eventually be offered overseas, comes as asset managers face increasing demand among end-investors for ESG-compliant options. A survey...

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