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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