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Rumi Mahmood

Rumi Mahmood
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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  1. BLOG

    The Implied Temperature Rise of 'Paris-Aligned' Indexes 

    Dec 6, 2021 Rumi Mahmood , Helen Droz

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    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.

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    What Implied Temperature Rise Means for Funds 

    Dec 6, 2021 Rumi Mahmood , Helen Droz

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    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.

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    New Frontiers in Carbon Footprinting: Private-Equity and -Debt Funds 

    Nov 29, 2021 Rumi Mahmood , Abdulla Zaid

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    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?

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    Some ESG Funds Are Not Like the Others 

    Apr 19, 2021 Rumi Mahmood

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    ESG funds’ holdings can vary significantly, depending on their objectives, methodologies and geographic exposures. We examined the 20 largest equity funds in our coverage universe.