Capital Markets

Keith Krach 03.30.2021

Mutual Funds, Investments in Xinjiang May Be Supporting Human Rights Abuses

Keith Krach: The biggest difference-maker in ending human rights abuses like the ones in Xinjiang is each individual citizen. As my 94-year-old mother says, "If it is to be, it’s up to me." So if your broker invests in an emerging index fund, if your university has an endowment, if you have a pension plan or invest in a mutual fund ETF, private equity, or venture fund, see if they disclose Chinese investments. Ask them. If they won’t give it to you, then maybe something’s wrong. Do your own due diligence and don’t be fooled by the Cayman Island companies or the ones with American names and let your voice be heard. And who knows, you may make a difference. You may make a little difference, a big difference, but most of all, you’re going to make a meaningful difference. Who knows, you might even start a movement.