You’ve probably heard of Tickr already but for anyone who hasn’t, they’re a challenger stockbroker that’s currently focused on the popular trend of impact investing. They raised just over £1m from their crowdfunding round back in June.
Tickr offer 4 themes for customers to invest in:
- Climate change (Global Water & Clean Energy)
- Disruptive technology (Automation & Robotics, Cybersecurity & Digitalisation)
- Equality (Ageing Population, Diversity & Inclusion, Gender Equality & Healthcare Innovation)
- Combination (Global Water, Clean Energy, Automation & Robotics, Digitalisation, Ageing Population & Gender Equality)
At the moment they’re using existing ETFs to enable customers to invest in these themes but they’re currently working on creating their own versions, which will be lower cost.
It’s great to see their focus on ethical investments but I’m not sure whether that will be enough to gain mass market adoption on it’s own. They still face the same challenges as Freetrade, Revolut, Robinhood etc when it comes to persuading people that investing is worthwhile at all. It’s still early days though so no doubt they’re planning to add more to their service.
We’ll share product updates and news about them in this thread