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23
Oct

Revealed: Scotland's top fund manager is Standard Life's Thomas Moore

By Simon Bain, Herald Scotland
Standard Life Investments’ Thomas Moore has made it a hat-trick of table-topping appearances in The Herald’s Citywire table of best-performing fund managers in houses with a significant Scottish presence. The manager of SLI’s £1billion UK Equity Income Unconstrained fund has climbed to a heady 21st place in the table of 4277 managers Europe-wide with a Citywire rating, for three-year performance to the end of August. His fund, however, did see its relative performance slip slightly in the subsequent month, according to Lipper figures for ILP Moneyfacts.
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23
Oct

It pays to invest ethically

By Adrian Lowcock, Interactive Investor
Sunday saw the start of Good Money Week (18 to 24 October), which looks to promote ethical investing. The campaign, previously branded "National Ethical Investment Week", is in its eighth year. Leading ethical benchmarks have beaten their non-ethical peers over five years. In the UK the FTSE4Good UK Benchmark beat the FTSE All Share Index, returning 48% versus 43% over five years to 8 October 2015. Globally, the FTSE4Good Global Benchmark returned 62% compared to 60% for the MSCI World over five years to 8 October 2015.
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21
Oct

Investor Views: "Ethical Investing has Boosted My SIPP"

By Emma Simon, Morningstar
It’s Good Money Week; when ethical investment companies try to encourage investors of think about what their money invested in pensions, ISAs and bank accounts is really funding. One investor they don’t have to convince is Martin Appleton, who has seen the benefits of taking an ethical approach for himself.
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20
Oct

Money Video round-up: the personal finance news of the week

By Simon Read, The Independent
It’s Good Money Week, celebrating ethical investment Some believe that you can’t afford to have a social or ethical conscience when it comes to money. Others say the real question is: how can you afford not to have a social or ethical conscience when dealing with finance? In fact making the right ethical decisions may well help improve your financial fortunes – and you won’t be alone: the clamour for a more positive approach to saving and investing is growing.
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20
Oct

Demand soars for ethical investment as Ecotricity issues latest mini bond

By Business Green
Demand soars for ethical investment as Ecotricity issues latest mini bond Rising demand for ethical investment opportunities is attracting new green money tools to the market, but are they arriving fast enough? Ecotricity is offering investors six per cent return on a new four-year mini bond that will finance investment in renewable energy, as a new survey reveals more than half of British investors want their money to have a positive impact.
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20
Oct

Good Money Week reminds us that financial decisions matter

By The Church of Scotland
This week is Good Money Week, an opportunity for us take a look at how we handle our finances and to ask whether we could do better. "Good use of money is not just about pension funds and investment decisions," says Murdo Macdonald, policy officer for the Church. "There are lots of ways that individuals and congregations can make financial decisions that are good for our environment, good for society and help others in Scotland and across the world."
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19
Oct

1.85 million Brits financing 'positive investment' market

By Brad Allen, edie.net
A record 1.85 million people across the UK have invested a total of £3.6bn in ways that to create positive social and environmental impact, according to a market update from investment platform Ethex. ‘Positive investments’ in ethical banks, community shares and businesses with a strong social or environmental mission grew by 11% last year - more than four times faster than the 2.4% average growth of UK household savings and investments over the past five years.
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19
Oct

“Make Our Money Count” Public Demand For Sustainable Pensions & Savings Reaches Record High

By Blue & Green Tomorrow
Annual research for ‘Good Money Week’ has found that 54% of British investors want their investments to have a positive impact, beyond just making money. A record high since polling began in 2009.
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19
Oct

Ethical investors have been rewarded

By Moneyfacts.co.uk
To mark the start of Good Money Week, Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts has analysed the market and found that those who invested ethically during last year's Good Money Week (19-25 October 2014) have been rewarded for their decision to do so, with the potential returns generated far outweighing those that could have been achieved from non-ethical investments
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19
Oct

Where are the best new sustainable or ethical investment opportunities?

By Hardeep Tawakley, Investment Week
With ethics and responsible investing becoming a core part of many investors’ criteria, Investment Week asks which themes or stockpicks are standing out
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