Senior Associate, MSCI Research
About the Contributor
Rumi Mahmood is a member of the ESG Research team where his focus is primarily on analyzing funds. Previously, he was Head of ETF Research and Fund Selection at Nutmeg. Previously, he worked at BNY Mellon in fund structuring and at UNICEF researching social mobility in developing economies. Rumi received a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Manchester and holds the CFA certificate in ESG investing.
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Blog posts by Rumi Mahmood
The Implied Temperature Rise of 'Paris-Aligned' IndexesDec 6, 2021 Rumi Mahmood , Helen Droz
Using Implied Temperature Rise — an intuitive metric that can be used to assess net-zero alignment — we analyze temperatures for climate-focused indexes designed to meet or exceed the requirements of the EU Paris-Aligned Benchmarks standard.
With COP26 over, the hard work begins as investors seek to limit temperature rise to less than 2°C above preindustrial levels in their portfolios. We investigate how they can understand whether a portfolio or fund is aligned with temperature targets.
New Frontiers in Carbon Footprinting: Private-Equity and -Debt FundsNov 29, 2021 Rumi Mahmood , Abdulla Zaid
Private-capital funds, which can quickly make large investments in specific targets, are potentially powerful agents in the fight against climate change. But where do private-equity and -debt funds stand in terms of their estimated carbon-emission intensities?