This week's editors' picks include an article on investors' focus on sustainability, a Data Dispatch on a decline in commercial real estate loan concentration, and an article on big banks detailing the potential impact of tax reform.
Slowly but surely, US investors pivoting to focus on sustainability
Momentum for sustainable investing is gaining as the world's largest asset managers and companies react to increasing investor demand for strategies that focus on environmental, social and governance issues.
US banks increase exposure to longer-dated bonds despite regulators' concerns
Regulators have flagged U.S. banks for investing in longer-dated assets and it appears that reach for yield continued in the third quarter.
Fewer banks are concentrated in CRE as loan growth slows to late 2013 levels
At the end of the third quarter of 2017, the number of banks that regulators consider "concentrated" in CRE loans fell to 496 from 509 at the end of the second quarter and 520 at the end of the third quarter of 2016.
US credit union auto lending grows but so do delinquencies
U.S. credit unions saw healthy growth in auto loans in the third quarter but also a corresponding uptick in delinquencies in that lending line.
Big banks begin sounding off on impact, cost of tax reform
Executives at some of the largest financial institutions began to disclose the benefits and costs of corporate tax reform and what they might do with the difference following efforts to reconcile the two bills in Congress.