Regulators Propose Tougher Stewardship Code For Investors

Law360, London (January 30, 2019, 3:49 PM GMT) -- Britain's audit and financial watchdog are proposing more effective investor guidelines, which will require asset managers and pension funds to consider the environmental, social and governance priorities of the companies that they invest in for their clients.

The Financial Reporting Council is looking to overhaul to the U.K.'s stewardship code for fund managers. The revisions mean that investment managers should consider climate change and the treatment of workers at the companies that they are investing in on behalf of their beneficiaries. And the regulator, along with the Financial Conduct Authority, is considering how to make the guidelines more effective for investors.

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