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Impact Investments (Special Focus)

The ultra-rich have almost always been great philanthropists. Their desire to share their bounty and to do good for the greater society is ingrained and deeprooted. However, for the last few years, mere charity has not been enough to satisfy their altruistic propensities.

They want to build enterprises that not only create a positive difference in society, but ones that are self-sufficient, economically viable, and lasting; essentially, sustainable social enterprises. This is the cornerstone of impact investing, which is a growing trend among the elite.

Through impact investing, ultra HNIs derive twin benefits - one, investing in ventures that provide good returns (albeit over a longer timeframe) and two, the satisfaction of having created enterprises that will make a lasting social difference, a feeling that is hard to put a price tag on. This section explores the trends in ultra-HNI impact investments.