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Comments on the European Commission’s Consultation on Duties Regarding Sustainability

The IAA raised concerns that requiring asset managers to consider a particular set of sustainability factors when making investment decisions may dilute fiduciary principles and may run counter to the European Commission’s goals of efficient allocation of capital and sustainable and inclusive growth.

January 22, 2018

Keywords: ESG, European Commission

Categories & Topics: Compliance, ESG, Industry-Level, International

Comments on SEC Proposal to Enhance ESG Disclosures for Investment Advisers and Funds

The IAA strongly supports the view that investment advisers and funds should clearly articulate their investment strategies, including ESG strategies, so that investors understand the investment adviser’s philosophy and can make informed investment decisions. While we are generally supportive of the SEC’s proposal to move forward with specific ESG disclosure requirements, we have concerns about its broad scope, which we believe could obscure rather than clarify salient information for investors.

August 16, 2022

Keywords: ESG, SEC

Categories & Topics: ESG, Industry-Level

Comments on SEC Proposal to Enhance and Standardize Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors

We generally support the SEC’s proposal to require disclosure of material information about climate-related financial risks and climate-related financial metrics and provide recommendations that we believe will further the SEC’s objectives. Having consistent, comparable, and reliable disclosures of material information from public issuers, including disclosures related to climate-related matters, would help investment advisers make informed decisions on behalf of their clients.

June 17, 2022

Keywords: ESG, SEC

Categories & Topics: ESG, Industry-Level, Reporting, Securities Act

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