Interest in ESG

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Prerna Chandak of Mackenzie Investments discusses how investors are thinking about ESG and asking their advisors for it, but the dollars are not quite moving yet.


MASTERCLASS: ETFs - November 2019

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Certainly, I think SRI we've seen these waves over the past several decades of interests peaking and you see a lot more product come to market. I think this time around is going to be different. It's a big theme for us from a corporate perspective, certainly on our ETFs shelf. We are hearing a lot about ESG becoming a critical element of how investors are thinking and whether they've started to move the money or not is a different question. But they're asking their advisors for it. So, we are hearing about it. Are we seeing the dollars move yet? Not quite. And I don't think we'll get there yet. I think many markets globally are much further along in that narrative than we are. I mean, we're starting to see and hear a lot more about it in the news, which is the positive direction to head in, but the dollars are not moving out.

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