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9

Qualities

  • Innovative

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Amid the swirl of uncertainty in global investment markets, two trends are emerging as major forces: One is the rise of sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing, which adds environmental, social and governance issues to investors’ analysis. The other is fintech, which is already transforming the way financial services companies supply products and services. So far, institutional investors have taken the lead in incorporating SRI into the investment process. But according to this eye-opening article from the Economist Intelligence Unit, robo-advisers and other new technologies will encourage retail investors to hop aboard as well. getAbstract recommends this intriguing look at the financial future to investors and financial professionals. 

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The Economist Intelligence Unit is an independent research and analysis organization.

 

Summary

Sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing is growing, as more stock exchanges compel public companies to “comply or explain” their sustainability initiatives. Research and interviews with several prominent senior executives from around the world highlight a number of important conclusions in regard to SRI:

  • SRI is on the cusp of a revolution” – Worldwide SRI assets under management (AUM) increased from $13.3 trillion in 2012 to $21.4 trillion in 2014 and now account for nearly 30% of global AUM. Institutional investors and wealthy individuals ...

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