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Fund ESG Transparency Q3 2021 Spotlight: Thematic Funds

Thematic funds aim to invest in long-term trends that can range across social, environmental and technological realms, from millennial consumption to cloud computing. They have experienced strong inflows over the past four years, with assets under management quadrupling from under USD 150 billion in 2017 to over USD 600 billion, as of August 2021. In this quarterly report, we examine the ESG characteristics of this fund universe.


Source: Refinitiv/Lipper and MSCI ESG Research LLC as of Aug. 31, 2021

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