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Jones joins Jupiter’s green team

Jupiter Asset Management has recruited Aled Jones from Innovest to join its socially responsible investment unit.

Jones has joined the renamed socially responsible and governance team – formerly the socially responsible investment unit – bringing experience of analysis of retail and pharmaceutical companies’ environmental, social and corporate governance performance.

The unit, which now has eight staff, was set up over 16 years ago to analyse the environmental and social implications of the activities of listed companies.

Head of socially responsible investment and governance Emma Howard Boyd says: “Our research into the successful implementation and breadth of a company’s corporate governance activity is beginning to play a key role in assessing their investment suitability for Jupiter funds.”


Jupiter funds of funds bag AA-ratings

Jupiter’s Merlin Income and Merlin Growth funds of funds, managed by John Chatfeild-Roberts have been upgraded from AA to AAA-rated by Standard & Poor’s. S&P say the funds have ” produced consistently strong performance using a rigorous process with strong sell disciplines.”

A Brit of all right on the night

A fun night was had by the Diary at the Brit awards last week courtesy of Scottish Widows, not least the opportunity to glam it up in a limo en route to the pop party of the year.

India rate cut – more to come?

Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities at Neptune Investment Management India’s stockmarket rallied this week following news that the central bank was cutting interest rates more aggressively than expected. Commenting on the rate cuts and what this means for India’s economic growth, Kunal Desai notes that there were two important details in the announcement that have […]


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