Ethical funds attract record money and high returns | Published July 21, 2017

By Stephanie Spicer

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track companies with good environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) metrics have gone from strength to strength in recent years, according to analytics firm IHS Markit.

The research company’s ETF analytics database saw a record $950m (£731m) of assets invested into SRI funds in 2016.

According to the firm, 2017 is shaping up to be an even better year for SRI, with investors shifting more than $800m (£615m) to socially responsible funds year to date, propelling their assets under management (AUM) above the $5.5bn (£4.2bn) mark.

read more>

Upcoming Events & Seminars

More Events »

Whipp Tips & News

Switch IPO the latest to limit investor voting rights

As many of 15 percent of U.S. IPOs in recent years have used dual share classes meant to give insiders outsized voting rights, according to the Council of Institutional Investors.

Details »

Wells Fargo executives, board must face lawsuit over fake accounts, federal judge says

Details »

As Ford pushes into electric vehicles, U.S. union aims to save jobs

Ford’s presentation to investors this week under new chief executive Jim Hackett, included a slide touting a 30 percent reduction in “hours per unit” to build electric vehicles.

Details »

More News »

The information in this website was obtained from sources believed to be reliable, however, we cannot guarantee that the information is accurate or complete. The information provided is a general source of information and should not be considered personal investment advice or solicitation to buy or sell securities.

Leede Jones Gable Inc. is a
Member of IIROC and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund
Stephen Whipp is a member of the Responsible Investment Association