Ethical funds attract record money and high returns


ftadviser.com | 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.

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