#GAReads | Improving Women’s Issues Leads to Better Investment Returns

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Improving Women’s Issues Leads to Better Investment Returns”:

Kristin Hull is having an excellent year. The CEO of Nia Impact Capital has just completed another 12 months of market-beating performance for her gender-lens portfolio, and if things go according to plan, a mutual fund version could be available soon.

Gender-lens investing—incorporating gender analysis to get better outcomes—is a swiftly growing corner of the environmental, social, and governance–oriented investing universe, and recently, Hull is one of its best practitioners. During the first quarter, the Nia account returned 17.3%, beating the S&P 500 index’s 13.7% and the MSCI ACWI’s 12.4%. Over three years, it returned 14%, compared with 13.5% for the S&P 500 and 11.2% for the ACWI.

Read Leslie P. Norton’s full article at Barron’s here…