MJ Hudson is delighted to announce that MUFG Investor Services, the asset servicing arm of $3.2 trillion AUM Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc, has selected MJ Hudson to be its alternative investments ESG partner, globally. This encompasses all private market strategies, including private equity, private debt, infrastructure and real estate funds – covering both investors in these funds, as well as asset managers.
As ESG and sustainability become even more important to investors and their stakeholders, MJ Hudson's expertise in this area is increasingly in demand. MJ Hudson's ESG offering continues to evolve and expand to cater to a larger and more diverse client base. This success is a testament to MJ Hudson's team and its innovative technology platform, ESGIQ (a proprietary digital platform for the monitoring of and reporting on ESG factors).
“As EU ESG regulatory requirements continue to evolve, and private markets are increasingly faced with a lack of available ESG data, our new solution will support fund managers by ensuring they can navigate these changes, and have access to robust, customized ESG data and assessments, that uncover red flags and identify value-creation opportunities. The solution will also help fund managers to assess the ESG governance and sustainability profile of underlying assets, as well as evaluate exposures to exclusion industries, and is an important step towards ESG transparency across private markets,” said John Sergides, CEO at MUFG Investor Services.
“ESG and sustainability are difficult disciplines to master and properly integrate into an investment strategy,” said Matthew Hudson, CEO of MJ Hudson. “It is encouraging for the whole industry that MUFG Investor Services, has made this aspect of its service offering such a high priority. We are delighted to be a partner in this endeavor.”
The announcement highlights MUFG Investor Services’ commitment to providing ESG services that solve the growing regulatory and stakeholder challenges faced by their clients. It follows the firm’s launch of its ESG Transparency Reporting solution last month, covered here and here.
More information on MJ Hudson's ESG and responsible investing services can be found, here.