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Occupational policyholders concerned about ethical investment

A majority of occupational pensions policyholders want to use their influence to encourage socially responsible behaviour by companies says research by fund manager Friends Ivory & Sime.

The findings add to growing pressure on fund managers to take the ethical behaviour of companies into account as much as their profits before investing in them.

However the NAPF says the findings should be treated with caution.

NAPF spokesman Chris Baldry says: “It is always possible to load the question to get the result that you want.”

Friends Ivory & Sime director of socially responsible investment Craig Mackenzie says: “The research shows there is strong demand from pension scheme members for pension funds to respond positively to the recent regulation.”

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