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  • Writer's pictureGustavo Bernal Torres

The CFA Institute Investor Trust Study

In its fourth edition, the study examines how trust in the industry has evolved, while the essential characteristics of trust endure-

  • The study shows that institutional investors are more likely to consider ESG investing as a way to generate higher risk-adjusted returns, while retail investors mostly look to ESG to express their personal values.

  • The factors that influence trust vary, and trust is not given uniformly across markets. For example, related to ESG, in Singapore 81% of surveyed investors prioritize improving returns in their ESG assessments over reducing portfolio risk.



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