Tag: SRI

Posted on November 13, 2020

  • Four of the six SRI portfolios outperformed their standard counterparts among those with a two-year performance history, despite higher fund fees for SRI options
  • The two cases where the standard portfolio outperformed—Ellevest and TD Ameritrade—were only by a small margin
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Posted on November 3, 2020

Overview

Morgan Stanley Access Investing is the digitally managed account platform offered by Morgan Stanley. Access Investing stands out immediately for its unique investment themes including  Robotics & AI, Defense & Cybersecurity, Emerging Consumer, Genomics, Diversity, and others.

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Posted on November 3, 2020

Overview

Merrill Edge is Bank of America’s electronic trading platform that focuses on servicing clients with a lower investable asset base than the typical relationship with a financial advisor. In 2018, the firm was reported to have surpassed $200 billion in assets with over 2.5 million accounts, making it one of the largest digital investment platforms on the market. 

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Posted on October 13, 2020

Welcome to the Backend Benchmarking company update. In this article, we share news of our Research team preparing to write the Q3 Robo Report and testing our application for bugs, our Development team getting closer to the finish line, Backend’s media appearances since the Barron’s feature, and exciting news on a partnership with an Ivy League university professor.

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Posted on September 15, 2020

  • Through the first half of 2020 results were mixed, with five of eight SRI portfolios outperforming their respective standard portfolios
  • Betterment SRI, Merrill Edge SRI, and Morgan Stanley SRI lead the way over the first half of 2020
  • Over the trailing 2-year period, all five SRI portfolios outperformed their non-SRI counterparts at the same provider despite higher fund fees
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Posted on August 14, 2020

  • Socially Responsible Investing continues to garner interest; 2019 net fund flows nearly 4X times greater than 2018 flows
  • Portfolio Sustainability metrics only slightly improve by choosing conscientious options
  • SRI funds are more expensive but promising performance has offset the fee hike thus far
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