It is important that you have the choice to use your investments to benefit the environment and society, as well as your financial future, without compromising on the calibre of the investments.
While the performance of markets will always vary, the long-term value of lower fees is indisputable. Benefit from fully managed, low-cost investments with Netwealth SRI portfolios.
Our user-friendly financial tools help you to plan more easily for your financial goals and choose from appropriate portfolios to reflect your ethical considerations.
The Netwealth SRI portfolio range emphasises all the aspects of investing that we think are vital for a modern investment approach. We are focused on providing high-quality, globally diversified portfolios that are implemented in a cost-efficient way.
At the same time, we have increased exposure to investments that have high environmental, social and governance ratings with respect to their peers and reduce exposure to those that score poorly. All creating a compelling SRI offering combining ethics, quality, and efficiency.
Our goal has been to minimise the deviation in performance between our SRI and original, or Core, portfolios. We believe it is key to exclude companies with the most negative social or environmental impact and enhance exposure to stocks which score best on the same criteria. Explicitly, we filter out the types of companies with the most negative impact on climate change.
For this reason, our SRI portfolios invest consistently in ETFs aligned with the MSCI Socially Responsible Investing family of indices, which have a number of exclusions and target the best 25% of the broader market capitalisation of each respective parent index.
SRI is an investment strategy that aims to generate both social and financial returns for an investor. Socially responsible investments can include companies making a positive sustainable or social impact and exclude those making a negative impact.
We believe for clients seeking a socially responsible approach it’s key to exclude those companies with the most negative social or environmental impact, and enhance exposure to stocks which score best on the same criteria. Explicitly, we aim to filter out the types of companies with the most negative current impact on climate change due to carbon emissions.
For this reason, our SRI portfolios invest consistently in exchange traded funds (ETFs) aligned with the MSCI Socially Responsible Investing family of indices, which have a number of exclusions and target the best 25% of the broader market capitalisation of their respective 'parent' indices.
In a nutshell, the SRI portfolios are designed to be consistent with our existing approach, but with an added SRI and climate filter.
The ETFs we include in our SRI portfolios track the performance of indices which are adapted from so-called ‘parent’ indices. These parent indices are usually unfiltered baskets of investments from a region or sector, weighted primarily by their value, and reflecting few, if any qualitative exclusions or exemptions. From this starting point, SRI indices are usually subsets of the parents with the most unsuitable stocks or bonds excluded, and more socially beneficial assets amplified in weight.
We are focused on providing high quality, globally diversified portfolios that are transparent in their holdings. You can find full details of each risk level's current holdings, along with historic characteristics and forward-looking projected returns in our modelling tools.
The minimum amount to open a Netwealth account is £50,000. This is across all account types.
At Netwealth, we feel strongly that investors should be able to choose to reflect their ethical considerations without compromising on the calibre of an investment proposition. Likewise, many clients and potential investors have asked us about our views on socially responsible investing and sought our solution.
The Netwealth approach is consistent across all our portfolio ranges, and this applies to the SRI portfolios too. All direct costs of investing in SRI portfolios are the same as for core portfolios. However, the indirect costs of investing are expected to be slightly higher due to different instruments held. A key consideration in our instrument selection process is always to maintain efficiency, by reducing direct and indirect costs by selecting attractively priced and liquid strategies. Pleasingly, the costs of investing have been falling in recent years.
The total costs of investing with Netwealth are shown here.
No, at this time we only offer our SRI portfolios in sterling.
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