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News Tag: UKSIF

August 12, 2010

Ethical fund sales continue to rise

by David Masters
Ethical fund sales continue to rise
Sales of ethical funds are at the highest level since the start of the credit crunch, according to new figures published this week. Statistics from the Investment Management Association (IMA) show total ethical investments of £98 million for the second quarter of 2010, an increased of £106 million compared to the -£8 million recorded for the second quarter of 2009. Ethical finance body ...



July 6, 2010

Co-operative and Ecclesiastical sponsor ethical investment week

by David Masters
Co-operative and Ecclesiastical sponsor ethical investment week
The Co-operative Financial Services and Ecclesiastical Investment Management were named yesterday as sponsors of the third annual National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW). NEIW 2010, on 7-13 November, is a series of events and other activities across the UK to raise awareness of green and ethical investment options. UKSIF, the sustainable investment association behind NEIW, said the problems BP is facing at the ...



June 11, 2010

Ethical finance entering the mainstream

by David Masters
Ethical finance entering the mainstream
Since the financial crisis city bankers, fund managers and financial advisers have become more aware than ever before of green and ethical investment options. Recent research by F&C Investments found 73% of investors would consider taking advantage of an ethical investment trust if one became available. According to the UK sustainable investment and finance association (UKSIF), this is evidence that ethical finance is entering ...



March 24, 2010

There’s no excuse: Ethical ISAs are easy to find

by David Masters
Ethical ISAs easy to find
Smile and the Fair Investment Company have been named the best fund supermarkets for savers who want to invest in an ethical ISA. Both were given five star ratings in a mystery shopping exercise by National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW). NEIW found that the two fund supermarkets make it particularly easy for savers to find green and ethical stocks and shares ISAs. Hargreaves Lansdown was ...



November 17, 2009

Investors want to be told about ethical options

by David Masters
Investors want to be told about ethical options
More than a quarter of UK investors think financial advisers should be legally obliged to inform clients about green and ethical investment options. In a YouGov poll of investors, over a quarter of respondents said the government should introduce rules requiring financial advisers to ask investors if they are interested in green and ethical funds. Half of those surveyed said the ...



November 10, 2009

Brits profess desire to invest ethically

by David Masters
More than two thirds of the British public consider their outlook on life to be either very or fairly green and ethical, new research has discovered. The YouGov poll, conducted on behalf of National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW), also found that nearly half (49%) of people with savings and investments would like to use their money to make a difference. However, despite the professed good intentions, only 8% ...



November 5, 2009

Ethical investments return to pre-crunch levels

by David Masters
Ethical investments return to pre-crunch levels
Investment in ethical funds has recovered to pre-credit crunch levels, new research has discovered. During the third quarter, investments in ethical funds reached more than double the total of ethical investments in the same period last year. Net sales of ethical funds between July and September were £59 million, compared to £21 million in the same three month period for 2008. The statistics were ...



November 2, 2009

Most IFAs offer ethical investment advice

by David Masters
Most IFAs offer ethical investment advice
Nearly nine in ten independent financial advisers (IFAs) offer advice on green and ethical investments, a new study has found. Research commissioned by National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW) and the Association of Independent Financial Advisers found 87% of IFAs will offer advice to clients on investing their money ethically. This is compared to 70% of IFAs in 2008. Over a third (34%) of IFAs ...



October 30, 2009

Investors keep their principles during recession

by David Masters
Investors keep their principles during recession
The financial crisis has not changed the attitude of investors towards green and ethical investments, new research has discovered. In a poll of financial advisers just 18% said the economic downturns has impacted on the attitude of clients towards green and ethical investment. This is compared to 85% of advisers who said the crisis has impacted on client attitudes towards traditional investments. The UK ...



October 20, 2009

IFAs offered ethical investment training

by David Masters
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In the run up to National Ethical Investment Week (NIEW) financial advisers are being offered the chance to receive training in ethical finance. At a series of seminars in London and Southampton, experts will explain how financial advisers can use money to make a difference. The events, hosted by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) and the Association of Independent Financial Advisers ...



October 14, 2009

Ethical investments outperform standard funds

by David Masters
Ethical investment portfolios have performed at least as well as other investments, new research has discovered. Nine out of ten wealth managers said ethical funds had performed on a par with, or better than, standard investments. The research was conducted by EIRIS (Experts in Responsible Investment Solutions) to debunk the myth that ethical investments are poor financial performers. Their study found a growing awareness of social and environmental issues among wealth managers. They also ...




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