Investor education key to future growth of SRI
From www.investmentexecutive.com |May 28, 2014 17:00
By Fiona Collie
The lack of awareness and education of investors and their financial advisors around socially responsible investing (SRI) poses a challenge to growth in this area within the retail mutual fund industry, according to experts speaking at the 2014 Canadian Responsible Investment Conference in Toronto on Wednesday.
“[What we’ve] seen globally is the incredible growth in the institutional world,” said John Kearns, CEO of NEI Investments, who spoke as part of a panel on the furture of SRI. “The retail business hasn’t grown anywhere near the pace of that or the pace of the broader retail investment fund business.” read more>