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BetaShares responsible investments appointment

By Yasmine Masi18 November 2021

Australian ETF Manager, BetaShares, has announced the appointment of senior financial services executive, Greg Liddell, as Director of Responsible Investments.

 Liddell joins the team at BetaShares in the newly created role that demonstrates the continued commitment of the firm to responsible investment activities. He is now responsible for driving BetaShares’ sustainable investment initiatives including investment stewardship, engagement, product development, investor education and thought leadership.

Liddell’s appointment comes as BetaShares continues to experience strong demand from investors for its ethical investment exchange traded fund (ETF) suite. Ethical ETFs in Australia now hold $5.7 billion in funds under management (FUM), after recording a 100% increase since the beginning of the year.

BetaShares continues to lead the market in this category, with over $3.6 billion in FUM across its ethical ETF range which includes ETHI, FAIR, ERTH and GBND.

“We are delighted to welcome Greg to BetaShares,” Alex Vynokur, Chief Executive Officer of BetaShares, said.

“Greg is a well-regarded and deeply experienced financial services executive and joins us at an exciting time for the business. Responsible investing is an area of significant importance for us, and Greg’s expertise will allow us to continue to consolidate our leadership position as well as extend our involvement in the area.”

Prior to joining BetaShares, Liddell held senior sustainability positions at Suncorp, implementing its first Responsible Investment Policy and developing the firm’s first Climate Change Action Plan and Modern Slavery Statement.

Liddell has also held roles at the Centre for International Financial Research (CIFR), the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC), Russell Investments and Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC).

“I’m excited to join BetaShares at such an important time for responsible investment,” Liddell said.

“BetaShares has established itself as the market leader as more and more investors show a preference for investments that are consistent with the principles of sustainability. I’m looking forward to putting my experience and skills to work in serving BetaShares’ clients.”

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