Socially responsible investing (SRI) is one of the most striking growth stories in investment. The demand on the part of the investors is clear and comprehensible. After all, the adherence to sustainability principles has been shown to improve portfolio metrics rather than detract from them. Also, an awareness of ethical and environmental concerns is particularly keen among a new generation of investors, which in turn has been met with an enthusiasm for standards and transparency.
In recent years, a complementary revolution in indexing and replication has opened up an avenue to SRI on a broad base and in a direct manner. At UBS, we are proud pioneers in the European ETF market for socially responsible investing due to our well-structured, innovative and efficiently implemented set-up. UBS currently has the highest SRI ETF market share in Europe at almost 37% (based on assets under management, as of August 2018).
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