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Max Budra, AIMA - Short Selling and Responsible Investment

  • S2E5
  • 51:24
  • November 26th 2020

Max Budra of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) speaks with Roy Zimmerhansl about "Short Selling and Responsible Investment" a report released by AIMA in conjunction with Simmons and Simmons.

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Short Selling and Responsible Investment


4:50 EY Report – Investors place growing importance on ESG factors for Alternative Managers

7:30 Are ESG and Responsible Investment the same thing?

9:00 Differing standards and priorities on ESG and responsible investment

11:25 Using hedge funds to manage ESG risks

17:15 Different time horizons and the relevance of ESG factors

21:45 No longer “anti-vice” funds

24:25 Short selling – always a part of the “G” in ESG

27:22 Greenwashing

32:20 Will leading ESG companies outperform and reshape indices?

38:00 Retail vs Sophisticated investors challenges of ESG index construction and regulation

40:20 ESG Long Short funds

41:50 Other work AIMA is focusing on

46:02 Roy’s closing thoughts

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