In 2021 the European CLO industry has been exceptionally busy, but is has also significantly developed in terms of ESG. Previously, we have witnessed the apparition of ESG negative screening provisions in EUR CLO new issuances and resets. While this year, we have seen managers introducing subjective ESG scoring across CLO portfolios as well as objective ESG reporting on CLO assets.
Over the last few years, we have embedded ESG management into the core of our business and into our investment processes. Carefully tracking material indicators has helped us manage our investments more efficiently. We first built specific ESG tools for our debt investments and, as from 2018 and the recruitment of Sharif Anbar-Colas as Head of our CLO strategy, for our CLO investments.