ESG: Are These Five Challenges Holding Back Your Client-Facing Teams?

Anna Skylakaki, Cathrine Hansen
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) & Responsible Investing is a topic that is here to stay – and grow. With ESG-managed assets expected to represent more than a third of global AUM by 2025 (Bloomberg, 2021), and ESG getting increasingly higher on the agenda everywhere, asset managers are grappling with how best to respond to this rapidly evolving client demand. Each firm is at a different stage in their ESG journey, yet we see a number of common key challenges emerging across client-facing teams:

Overcoming these challenges is the first step in capturing this monumental shift toward ESG related strategies. To discuss how we see asset managers responding to client needs across the market, and how this may relate to your organisation, please contact Anna Skylakaki or Cathrine Hansen for more information.

About the Authors

Anna Skylakaki
Anna Skylakaki
Senior Manager

Anna is a Senior Manager in Alpha’s ESG & Responsible Investment practice with over six years’ experience consulting for Financial Services firms. She has helped clients deliver large scale transformations, including cultural, technology and operating model change. Prior to joining Alpha, Anna worked as a Big 4 consultant and as a founding member of a technology start up.

Cathrine Hansen
Senior Consultant

Cathrine is a Senior Consultant at Alpha based in Zurich and has five years of experience as a consultant within the Asset Management industry. She is an active member of our ESG & Responsible Investment practice specialising in ESG Client Reporting with experience across ESG regulatory projects as well as public and private market ESG report design, market trends and implementation. Cathrine is also a key member of Alpha’s Corporate ESG team and leads our Charity of the Year Programme with this year’s charity partner Rainforest Trust.