By Alex Newman, Investors Chronicle
Financial markets thrive on divided opinion. To function, they need both buyers and sellers; those happy to cash in, and those hoping the best is yet to come. But in one of the market’s largest sectors – by some measures the largest sector – investors’ opinions are becoming gradually, ever more starkly, polarised. Full article
By IC Podcasts, Investors Chronicle
Another important week for investment markets as the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates once again, and said there was plenty to more to come. In this week's Personal Finance Show, the team discuss with Chris Dillow, Investors Chronicle economist, the impact of the rate rise and which asset classes might be affected.
By Samantha Downes, What Investment
This year Good Money Week runs from 29 September to 5 October 2018. One of the key themes of this year’s event – an annual campaign run by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) – is female economic empowerment and the gender investment gap.
By Samantha Downes, What Investment
As Good Money Week approaches, Liontrust’s Peter Michaelis, Simon Clements and Neil Brown, co-managers on the Liontrust Sustainable Investment team, highlight five sustainable themes and stocks for investors. Full article
By Ted Harrison, Church Times
THE Apostle Paul, in 1 Timothy 6.10, teaches that “The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.” In Luke 16.13, St Luke records Jesus as saying: “You cannot serve God and money.” And, in chapter 5 of St James’s epistle, the wealthy are told to “weep and wail” over the miserable fate that awaits them.
By Madeleine Davis, Church Times
MOST savers do not know how much of their pension is invested ethically, a new survey suggests. A poll of 2074 adults carried out by YouGov for Good Money Week found that 47 per cent of savers agreed that they wanted both to “make money, and make a positive difference to the world”, while 39 per cent were concerned only about the former. Full article
By Jayna Rana, Investment Week
Good Money Week - the week-long campaign run by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) to encourage sustainable and ethical investing - is focusing on female economic empowerment and the investment gap for this year's initiative, which launches on 29 September. The campaign, 'Who Fund The World?' comes as research conducted by Good Money Week found that 58% of women do not think financial institutions understand them and their needs.
By Charlene Cranny, Charity Finance
CHARITIES COULD lose supporters if they don’t ensure that environmental and social issues are considered when it comes to investing their charity’s pension, endowment or other assets. Research for Good Money Week by YouGov last year found that 77 per cent of GB public would be likely to withhold donations if they found out that a charity invested its endowment or other assets contrary to its mission. High profile charities such as Comic Relief have faced criticism in recent years on this issue.
By LAD Bible
A YouGov poll on behalf of Good Money Week has put Sir David Attenborough top of a list of 'ethical champions' who the British public would like to see featured on the next £20 note. The poll surveyed 2,128 people, and put Attenborough ahead of Richard Branson, Jamie Oliver, Stella McCartney, Prince Charles and JK Rowling. Charles came second with seven percent of voters, while Rowling won four percent of the vote.
By Myron Jobson, Mail Online
With Good Money Week in full swing, we mark the ethical investment campaign with a look at the green opportunities that can make you a healthy return. Socially responsible investments have become more commonplace in the investment universe, thanks to an uptick in demand.