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July 2, 2020

Square Mile snaps up impact investing specialist Ethical Money

Square Mile Investment Consulting and Research has acquired Ethical Money and its associated trading entity, 3D Investing that focuses on impact investing assessment .

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Financial terms of the transaction were not revealed.

3D Investing enables investors to identify funds, complying with the 3D philosophy of ‘doing good, avoiding harm and leading change’.

Its 3D Star Rating is applied to more than 270 responsible and sustainable funds.

3D Investing brand will continue to operate under the same brand.

The deal is said to be mutually beneficial, strengthening Square Mile’s ESG integration, responsible and impact investment services.

On the other hand, the deal will extend the reach of 3D Investing’s offering, Square Mile said.

Square Mile managing director Richard Romer-Lee said: “This acquisition was particularly attractive to Square Mile as it enables us to fast track our service proposition to the benefit of our customers, be they asset managers, financial advisers or discretionary wealth managers.”

As part of the deal, 3D Investing founder John Fleetwood will move to Square Mile in the role of director of Responsible and Sustainable Investing.

At Square Mile, Fleetwood will work with the executive committee to enhance the independent assessment of the positive impact of a fund’s investments.

Fleetwood noted: “I am delighted to be joining Square Mile, as the additional resource will enable the further development of the 3D Investing ratings and bring our services to a much wider market.”

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How attractive are current investment opportunities in Europe?

Europe has been identified as one of the most favorable regions for investors, seeing high investment activity in the past year. Most of these investments have been through Debt Offering, valued at close to $700 billion. The region has provided attractive investments in a diverse set of companies. Companies who tend to major themes such Digital Media, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, E-commerce, and Big Data are recording the highest number of deals, with Digital Media recording close to 2,000 deals. However, GlobalData’s whitepaper offers a full view of the market, analyzing less successful or attractive points of investment as well, examining statistics on Equity Offering investments and PE/VC deals. Understand how government agencies for economies around the world use GlobalData Explorer to:  
  • Track the M&A and Capital Raising volumes into their target market
  • Identify the top sectors in the target market attracting the investments
  • For any investment segment, identify the top Investors inside and outside the target economy that are already investing in the Segment
  • Assess and showcase the growth potential for various Industries in the target economy
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