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Wednesday 14 April, 2021

MJ Hudson Group PLC

ESG Partnership with MUFG

RNS Number : 3678V
MJ Hudson Group PLC
14 April 2021
 

 

RNS Release: 14.4.2021

 

MJ Hudson Group plc

(the "Company", "Group" or "MJ Hudson")

ESG Partnership with MUFG Investor Services

 

MUFG Investor Services selects MJ Hudson as global partner for private markets ESG services

 

MJ Hudson, the integrated solutions provider to the asset management industry, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the asset servicing arm of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ("MUFG"), one of the world's largest banks, as its global partner for private markets ESG services and reporting.

 

MJ Hudson was selected following a comprehensive, global process.

 

The partnership will provide MUFG Investor Services' clients with an array of services catering to investor needs, starting at the pre-investment stage. These include services pertaining to policy creation and investment strategy integration, SFDR consultancy and due diligence, as well as ESGIQ, a proprietary digital platform for the monitoring of and reporting on ESG factors, and supporting marketing services.

 

The services will be available to institutional investors, fund of fund managers and general partners investing in, or operating any private market strategies, including private equity, venture capital, private debt, infrastructure and real estate.

 

This partnership adds reach to the MJ Hudson offering in private markets ESG, an area of asset management that is experiencing considerable growth.

 

Mathew Hudson, CEO of MJ Hudson said:

 

"We are delighted to have been selected to be MUFG Investor Services' partner in this endeavour. We see this as a clear endorsement of our expertise and the quality of the services we provide in this area. ESG and sustainability are difficult disciplines to master and properly integrate into an investment strategy. It is encouraging for the whole industry that MUFG Investor Services has made this aspect of its service offering such a high priority." 

 

John Sergides, CEO at MUFG Investor Services added:

 

"As 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."

 

For further information contact:

 

MJ Hudson Group plc

Matthew Hudson, CEO

Peter Connell, CFO

Andrew Walsh, IRO

Katherine Hazelden, PR Director

 

 

+44 20 3463 3200

 

 

 

Buchanan (PR Adviser)

Stephanie Watson

Kim Looringh-van Beeck

+44 20 7466 5000

 

 

About MJ Hudson

 

MJ Hudson is a one-stop-shop for advice, outsourcing, and analytics for the US$100 trillion+ asset management industry, with a focus on its fastest growing segment, alternative assets (which includes private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and real estate.

 

As outlined at IPO in December 2019, our strategy is to scale up through both organic growth and through M&A, adding complementary products and services and extending our geographic reach. This growth is supported by the continuing trend towards outsourcing; the growing need for specialist advice (as regulation in asset management proliferates); and the underlying expansion of the alternative assets subsector.    

 

Founded in 2010 by CEO Matthew Hudson (a lawyer and former alternative assets fund manager), we have grown quickly to now support more than 1,000 clients, including 18 of the FTSE 100. Our business is transatlantic, with clients clustered around the major asset management centres of Europe and North America. Our team of 230 works out of 10 offices in those same centres.

 

For more information, please visit our website: investors.mjhudson.com

 

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/mj-hudson/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/MJHudsonCorp

 

About MJ Hudson ESG & Sustainability:

 

MJ Hudson's ESG & Sustainability practice provides ESG consultancy, monitoring and reporting to a diverse range of top-tier fund managers and investors. With more than 10 years of experience in ESG and responsible investment, our Amsterdam and London-based team has outstanding analytical skills and a deep knowledge of the ESG domain. By leveraging our market intelligence, proprietary tools and solutions repository, we help our clients deliver the transparency demanded by their stakeholders, as well as mitigating ESG risks and capturing the opportunities afforded by an integrated ESG investment approach.

 

www.mjhudson.com/esg

 

About MUFG Investor Services:

 

MUFG Investor Services provides asset servicing solutions to clients globally. Leveraging the financial and intellectual capital of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc - one of the largest banks in the world with $3.2 trillion in assets - providing clients access to a range of leading solutions across all investment strategies, asset types and fund structures. Services include fund administration, fund accounting, global custody, transfer agency, trustee, depositary, middle-office services, securities lending, FX, banking and fund finance.

 

MUFG Investor Services currently provides administration services for over 2,614 funds across all investment strategies, asset types and fund structures with over $705 billion in assets under administration.

 

www.mufg-investorservices.com  

 

 

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