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Stern Report could lead to increase in ethical investing, says Trustnet

The Government-commissioned Stern Report into the effect of global warming will lead to an increase in investors switching to green and ethical funds, says Trustnet.
Financial Express head of marketing and communications Paul Wynne says public understanding of green issues will be heightened by the launch of the report and investors may want to ‘do their bit’.
Wynne says: “It is not true to say that following your conscience will mean poor performance and ultimately poor returns on your investment.
Trustnet suggests that investors look beyond fund performance, important as this is, at the ethical approach and objective of ethical funds. Not everyone’s idea of ethical is the same, so investors would be wise to explore the educational material and fund factsheets available for free on Trustnet.”


Will CML rue the data?

Continuing controversy over the accuracy of the CML’s statistics has called into question its effectiveness as a trade body, says Guy Anker

Charcol wants to team up with football clubs

John Charcol is looking at offering mortgages via affinity partnerships with football clubs. The broker believes that many football supporters are getting a poor deal with poor affinity deals on other financial services products such as credit cards and general insurance when products are sold direct and it believes that a broking service would offer […]

Aegon plans to target SMEs in bulk annuities market

Aegon is entering the bulk annuities market and will target closed defined-benefit pension schemes in smalland medium-sized companies by spreading the cost of buyout over a number of years. The life office says it is the first to offer a phased-fund approach for smaller schemes in the bulk annuities arena, enabling employers to gradually reduce […]


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