Sustainability considerations in Fixed Income Investing

What does it really mean in the context of fixed income investing?

31 Jul 2018

Historically, the integration of sustainability considerations within finance has been more prevalent in listed equities than in fixed income strategies. This lag in investors implementing ESG within their fixed income investment processes has been due to a variety of reasons. These include the role of ESG in credit ratings, the shortage of sustainability indices against which to benchmark performance, and the challenges to engage with issuers. At UBS Asset Management we observe that this is now quickly changing.