More and more people are looking into ethical funds, not just because they present an investment option that looks out for the environment and/or avoids certain markets, but also as they're increasingly proving themselves to be strong profit-makers.
To help those looking to invest in planet-friendly funds, Moneyfacts has once again assessed the ethical funds market and awarded its Star Ratings accordingly. The experts have looked at those features, outside of performance, that are likely to be the most relevant, so that consumers and companies can choose with confidence the fund that best suits their needs in terms of ongoing quality.
"For those individuals looking to grasp the opportunities offered by ethical/SRI funds, there is now a wider choice of investment options than ever before," said Richard Eagling, Editor of Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts. "Most investors who want their savings vehicle to reflect their principles should be able to find a fund with an acceptable ethical/SRI stance."
Thanks to extensive analysis, you can trust that "the Moneyfacts Ethical Star Ratings highlight the ethical funds that offer the most flexible options and competitive charges, combined with a robust ethical screening policy," concluded Richard. So, why not have a look at those who've been awarded a rating of four or five in the table below? These funds may even be available as part of a stocks & shares ISA package, so you wouldn't have to worry about taxation.
Remember that investing comes with certain risks, and you may end up with less than you put in.
|ETHICAL AND GREEN UNIT TRUSTS/OEICS|
|5 STARS||4 STARS|
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