INVESTING SUPPORTS INNOVATION
Facebook and Amazon might have been just interesting projects hatched in a dorm room or garage without investment. Starbucks might still be just a few coffee shops in Seattle without investors who enabled the company to expand to over 20,000 stores worldwide today. Beginning with venture capital and moving to public stock markets, innovative companies like these rely on investors to fund growth and expansion.
INVESTING SUPPORTS ECONOMIC GROWTH
The U.S. would have struggled to create a national economy post World War II without money invested to build its highway infrastructure, renewable energy sources such as solar and wind would not be a reality today, and in certain parts of the developing world people would still be without clean drinking water if not for investment in water treatment facilities.
INVESTING SUPPORTS SOCIAL IMPACT
Smart investing in today’s increasingly complex global economy requires extraordinary talent, skill and teamwork. Success will depend on diverse groups of people with unique perspectives working together to achieve investment objectives. Our cities, institutions, corporations, and people’s retirement security depends on effective stewardship of capital.