An often overlooked part of the burgeoning environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) investment industry may soon encounter greater global scrutiny from regulators.

Analysts at Fitch Ratings expect rulemakers to push for more transparency from managers of money-market funds (MMFs). This comes as other ESG-related offerings that fall short on the standards front are increasingly struggling to attract and retain investors.

The integration of ESG factors into money funds has accelerated in recent years, especially in Europe, where in 2021 assets surged by about 200 percent as more and more funds took on the "ESG" label.

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