ESG and Risk Management Integration

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  • 08 mins 44 secs
With ESG becoming a key consideration within investment process, MSCI experts Hitendra Varsani and Guido Giese, Executive Director - Core Research, talk about the impact of ESG and how factors and risk models provide deeper insight.


Factor Investing

In the realm of investing, a factor is any characteristic that can explain the risk and return performance of an asset. For over 40 years MSCI, starting with Barra, has researched factors to determine their effects on long term equity performance. MSCI has developed Factor Indexes and Factor Models in consultation with the world’s largest investors and has research backed by four decades of Factor data compiled by a 200+ global research team.