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AMP, HESTA, Hostplus lose out in ratings

STAFF WRITER  |  THURSDAY, 26 SEP 2019
The Ethical Advisers' Co-op has re-released its fund ratings in the lead up to Ethical Investment Week, with some surprising results. The co-op rates superannuation and investment funds by asking the individual advisers that make up the group to ...

Boutique distribution lead departs

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 19 AUG 2019
The head of distribution at a boutique fund manager has taken a new role with Viridian Advisory. Former Fortius Funds Management head of distribution Rebecca Pun is now a portfolio manager at Viridian Advisory. In the new role, Pun is responsible for ...

AMP Capital revamps ethical super funds

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 JUL 2019
... funds will now be known as AMP Capital Ethical Leaders. The change reflects the fund's increasing focus on ethical investment considerations and the growing market demand for ethical investment options in super. Financial Standard understands the AMP ...

Super fund invests through RateSetter

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 16 JUL 2019
... made with a mind to the potential impact they may have on the environment. "At Future Super, we have strict ethical investment criteria that we follow when adding to our portfolio, and we choose options that we believe will produce superior returns for ...

Australian Ethical chief executive to depart

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 JUN 2019
... from Perpetual in 2009 and has overseen substantial growth of the Australian Ethical superannuation fund and ethical investment offering. Steve Gibbs, chair of the Australian Ethical board, will be acting chief executive following Vernon's departure ...

Advisers wary of ethical funds, launch own rating system

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 JUN 2019
... Pinnell told Financial Standard that consumers need ratings to understand the variation that exists between ethical investment products, and to protect against greenwashing. "As advisers we are constantly being bombarded by companies that say they are ...

Research firm moves on ESG

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 16 APR 2019
Moody's has acquired a majority stake in Vigeo Eiris, a global leader in environmental, social and governance (ESG) assessments. Moody's said this acquisition will further its objective of promoting global standards for ESG use by market participants. ...

Super funds hungry for global stocks, alternatives

KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 11 APR 2019
The lion's share of the institutional mandates awarded in Australia last year went to international equities and alternatives manager, the latest Rainmaker Mandate Chaser report shows. Not-for-profit superannuation funds and investment managers handed ...

Investors raise alarm on Facebook

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 MAR 2019
... investors have been forced to consider whether Facebook genuinely meets their standards for responsible and ethical investment. Australian Ethical head of ethics research Stuart Palmer, told Financial Standard last week that Australian Ethical is monitoring ...

Australian Ethical mulls Facebook divestment

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 21 MAR 2019
... However, Palmer said the question of whether Facebook, and other social media companies, can be considered an ethical investment is not a simple one. "When we look at a company we ask whether it's a force for good or bad. Facebook is one where it ...