Hedge funds seek ESG factor

The search for ethical or ‘responsible’ shares is proving very difficult due to lack of data and overlapping characteristics, reports the Financial Times.
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Big-name hedge funds such as Man Group and Caxton Associates are -- according to the Financial Times -- part of a large group of investors hunting for reliable ways to identify stocks with strong or improving ESG characteristics that are likely to beat the market more often than not.

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