Hot Reads: A BlackRock ESG Index Switch Stalls

Plus. Bank Of America sees energy stocks going even higher.

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BlackRock Fails To Win Support For European iShares ETF Switch To ESG Index (Financial Times)

The shareholder meeting to switch a 1.4 billion euro corporate bond fund’s index failed to make a quorum.

 

BofA: Energy Still Has Upside (Insider)

The bank thinks energy stocks can still grow despite its 40% gain this year.

 

Are All ESG Funds Really Eco-Friendly? (CNBC)

Though they’re attracting big money, the data going into ESG products may be applied and used differently.

 

Blackstone Says Alternative Assets Headed For Your 401(k) (FA Magazine)

The creation of liquidity in certain alt products aimed at retail investors has broadened their appeal.

 

Companies That Merged With SPACs Underperformed S&P 500 By Huge Margin Since 2018 (Institutional Investor)

At no time during the recent SPAC boom—except for a few days in early 2021—did these new listings beat the S&P.

 

Look Beyond Returns To Measure Institutional Portfolio Impact (Parametric Portfolio)

Asset owners may be thinking incorrectly about reducing long-term risk through hedging.

 

Cash Flood Behind Slump In Oil Bond Sales (Advisor Perspectives)

Banks earned record Q1 fees from arranging green bond deals, while oil, gas and coal companies issued the lowest amount of debt in a decade.

 

Thiel Calls Dimon, Buffett & Fink ‘Finance Gerontocracy’ (Financial Advisor)

At Bitcoin 2022, the billionaire said the trio is opposed to a “revolutionary youth movement” that embraces bitcoin.

 

Best Practices For Fixed Income Restructures (Advisor Perspectives)

Evaluating four portfolio transition strategies.

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