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SimCorp partners with Matter

by Matthias Plötz 11 April 2023

SimCorp has partnered with Matter, a provider of sustainability data and reporting solutions, to provide investors with insight into their portfolios’ alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Through the partnership, the companies aim to assist investors with improved impact monitoring and reporting, as well as identifying new investment opportunities.

To this end, Matter will provide clients with its SDG framework, which measures the alignment of a company’s revenue with the targets set out by the SDG through:

  • Assisting investors with identifying sustainable thematic pillars to inform investment decision-making
  • Assistance with regulatory compliance under the SFDR and MiFID II, and to determine ‘sustainable investment’
  • Assistance with stewardship
  • Assistance with portfolio construction and reporting for thematic and impact funds.

Additionally, the parties’ workflow model should support SimCorp’s integration model which, they say, would allow common clients to improve their investment decisions through a clearer picture of capital allocations.

“Our clients acknowledge that optimising for sustainability is a wicked problem, requiring transparent and granular data integrated into the portfolio and investment management platforms where they are making their everyday investment decisions,” commented Niels Fibæk-Jensen, CEO and co-founder of Matter. “We are delighted to work with a market leader like SimCorp to deliver more deeply integrated and efficient tools to clients.”

“Institutional investors are increasingly focused on the ability to quantify and monitor the societal impact of their investments in real time, with SDG alignment becoming an industry standard,” added Carl Balslev Clausen, director and head of ESG product management at SimCorp.

“Matter’s SDG alignment framework is very comprehensive and we are delighted to incorporate Matter’s dataset into our ESG and sustainable investment solutions,” he concluded.

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