November 13, 2018
To Whom It May Concern:
As a veteran of the United States Navy a blue-collar professional, I am angered to see that my investments are being driven by ESG decisions instead of making my portfolio balance larger. Ive recently found that Blackrock and even USAA are making decisions with my money that are contrary to my personal and political beliefs. These are financial investments and should not be tools to influence social change.
I have always understood that making investments in mutual funds means they have to try their best to protect and enhance my financial interests. When did this change? I am not an expert but my understanding is that the SEC is supposed to protect investors like me from this type of behavior. Please consider this for your upcoming roundtable.