New Zealand SWF hires BMO to aid ethical push

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New Zealand's sovereign wealth fund (SWF), the NZ Super Fund, has appointed BMO Global Asset Management to help it enforce ethical standards at the companies it owns through its NZ$30 billion (US$20.5 billion) investment portfolio.

BMO, the asset management arm of Canadian financial services group Bank of Montreal, runs a 'global engagement service' that it currently applies to $106.5 billion of assets worldwide, covering a range of environmental, social and governance issues.

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