GCash, ATRAM offer sustainable investments via GFunds

By Miong - Thursday, March 02, 2023

“Green” funds give users chance to invest in recovering market

Leading Philippine fintech company GCash and ATR Asset Management (ATRAM) are offering sustainable investment products under the GFunds portfolio, to give the e-wallet’s users an opportunity to maximize the recovering market while investing in companies that promote “green” practices and industries.

“In line with GCash’s sustainability goals, we want to provide a platform to democratize access to funds that promote green practices. Thanks to our partnership with ATRAM, we’re also able to allow our users to benefit from the market that has been recovering from a slump caused by worries over inflation and high interest rates,” said GCash president and CEO Martha Sazon.

GCash and ATRAM have already been solid partners in offering users several funds that can help them grow their hard-earned money. Through sustainable investment products under GFunds, customers can support companies that promote positive environmental or social change, invest in clean energy, transport, and infrastructure, as well as those who provide access to healthcare.

“We are fully committed to our partnership with GCash and are very excited to expand our global and local fund offerings in GFunds. This includes one of our flagship Philippine equity funds, the ATRAM Philippine Sustainable and Development and Growth Fund. This fund invests in Philippine companies that are committed to improving and integrating sustainability in their workforce, products, and practices,” said Phillip Hagedorn, President of ATRAM Trust Corporation and CEO of Asset and Wealth Management.

Hagedorn also shared that since the fund’s inception in Feb 17, 2021, it has outperformed the PSEi by 9.57% as of December 31, 2022.

“Sustainable investing is the way to make lives better for all. We are confident that companies that embrace these sustainable practices will be the future winners,” Hagedorn noted.

As seen in recent news headlines about floods and extreme weather conditions, the Philippines has been among the most vulnerable to the negative impact of climate change.

Based on GCash’s market research, investors and non-investors alike are shifting their focus to sustainable investments, with 85% of investors wanting to place their funds in investments that make a positive impact.

GCash has been partnering with trusted institutions like the ATRAM group in giving its customers more opportunities to grow their hard-earned money and reach their financial goals.

Through GFunds, ATRAM is offering access to various sustainable investment products namely the Global Health Care Feeder Fund, Philippine Sustainable Development and Growth Fund, Global Equity Opportunity Feeder Fund, and the Global Infra Equity Feeder Fund.

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