London, 29 October 2019 – Style Analytics, the provider of factor-based portfolio and market analytical tools for investment professionals, today announced it has launched a new ESG factor simulation tool to help clients optimise the impact of ESG within their portfolios in collaboration with Sustainalytics, a global leader in ESG research, ratings and analysis.
Bolstering its long-standing ESG offering with new ESG data and analyzes, Style Analytics now supports portfolio ESG guideline monitoring, portfolio-level ESG risk analysis, quick identification of portfolio investments in sustainable and ‘red-flag’ securities along with new ESG ‘what-if’ analysis. The Sustainalytics ESG data also enhances the Style Skyline™ which now provides traditional fundamental equity factor analysis right alongside ESG factor exposure for a complete view of the portfolio’s style.
Style Analytics portfolio peer group product, Peer Insights, will leverage Sustainalytics’ ESG data to compare a portfolio with both a custom peer group and with specific funds, all from an ESG perspective. Portfolio construction efforts also get a boost with before- and after- snapshots that simulate a portfolio’s ESG profile based on contemplated rebalancing.
Sebastien Roussotte, CEO of Style Analytics, commented, “ESG has become a very important part of investing and we felt the need to enhance our ESG coverage and capabilities. Our collaboration with Sustainalytics has allowed us to create the most insightful ESG portfolio analysis tool on the market. We believe our clients will find real value in the depth and breadth of these new capabilities.”
Bob Mann, President and Chief Operating Officer of Sustainalytics, said, “We are delighted to work with Style Analytics to help bring more in-depth ESG analysis to the market. With our data integrated into Style Analytics’ range of products and services, investors now have access to a rich set of ESG information to support their portfolio analysis and monitoring activities.”
Style Analytics’ products and services are designed to help institutional investors and investment managers determine which factor exposures impact portfolio risk and performance. By using the unique Style Skyline™, industry professionals can better analyze markets, peers and portfolios.