ESG Demand Grows, But May Not Be Compatible With Index Investing
Two-thirds (68%) of investors feel financially secure, emboldened enough by strong stock market gains to take additional investment risks, but the market’s record highs and historic calm over the past year aren’t enough to soothe their fear of losses, according to a new survey by Natixis Global Asset Management. Fewer than half (45%) of investors completely trust themselves to make investment decisions, and while most admit they need help, they are conflicted about whom to trust. Confusion about even basic topics, such as the attributes of index investing, points to a need for greater clarity.
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