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Investing in Minority and Women's Empowerment with Impact Shares

Ryan McQueeney
  • (0:50) - Impact Shares Launches Empowerment ETFs
  • (3:00) - Partnerships with NAACP and YWCA
  • (5:15) - How Will This Benefit The #MeToo Movement?
  • (7:50) - WOMN: What Makes this Fund Stand Out?
  • (10:10) - NACP: What Were The Guidelines For This Fund?
  • (12:30) - Will This Type Of Investing Grow In Popularity?

On this special edition of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, hosts and editors Maddy Johnson and Ryan McQueeney are joined by Ethan Powell, the founder and president of Impact Shares.

Ethan has been involved in the financial services industry for 20 years, serving as an ETF and investment management innovator. Ethan and Impact Shares recently filed for two new funds, the Minority Empowerment and the Women’s Empowerment ETFs, which offer a socially conscious investment strategy.

In honor of the holiday season, Maddy and Ryan spoke to Ethan about his firm’s pursuit of social justice-focused investment strategies and why conscious investing is more popular now than ever. The group takes an in-depth look at both of the proposed funds and examines how they could be great options in today’s culture.

The Friday Finish Line team would like to extend their gratitude to Mr. Powell for joining us on the show. For more information on Impact Shares, check out the firm’s official site.

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