Gustavo Bernal Torres
UBS Investor Watch 2021
UBS' most recent survey of more than 3,800 clients with a minimum of $1 million in investable assets, across 15 global markets, shows clear ESG tilt.
Nearly six in 10 investors want to indulge in the things they missed while in isolation, with travel and entertainment topping the list of planned expenditures. But something else is going on.
Seven in 10 investors want to make more of a difference in the world. Six in 10 report that the pandemic made them more spiritual. Forty percent say they want to be part of something bigger than themselves.
With this new perspective, investors are more interested in using their capital to effect change. Nearly half plan to increase charitable giving from their pre-pandemic levels, led by Latin America. And almost 60% are more interested in investing sustainably than they were before the pandemic. As a global recovery continues to advance, look not just for hotels and stadiums to fill up, but hearts and minds too.