Responsible Investing and the UCC

The United Church of Christ has a long and commendable legacy of turning to faith values to guide its economic practices. This legacy also guides UCF’s work in managing the assets of churches and faith-based institutions. View and download an infographic that shows the evolution of responsible investing in the UCC.

Fiduciary Focus, Q3 2020

Matthew Wagner, Vice President of Institutional Relationships, wrote this guide to help churches start the process of building a workable and effective investment policy.

August 2020 Market Review

This article summarizes the markets and our funds’ performance for the month of August 2020, provided by our Chief Investment Strategist David A. Klassen.

Regulatory Update on Responsible Investing (2)

This article provides greater detail on our recent regulatory update on recently issued policy recommendations and legislation that affect shareholder resolutions and ESG investing.

Regulatory Update on Responsible Investing (1)

Matthew Illian, Director of Responsible Investing provides a summary and analysis of recently issued policy recommendations and legislation that affect shareholder resolutions and ESG investing.

UCF Investment Manager Updates – Q2 2020

At UCF, we are constantly communicating with and evaluating the investment managers we utilize within our funds, and we have made some significant change in the first half of 2020. We have eliminated Fiduciary Management and added Nuveen’s Core Impact Bond Strategy to our Fixed Income Fund.

July 2020 Market Review

This article summarizes the markets and our funds’ performance for the month of July 2020, provided by our Chief Investment Strategist David A. Klassen.

Meet Matthew Illian, Director of Responsible Investing

Matthew Illian joins United Church Funds in August 2020 as Director of Responsible Investing, bringing in broad experience in capital markets, personal financial advising and impact investing. We spent time with Matthew to learn how he started in the responsible investing field, the evolvement of responsible investing, his view on racial justice investing and what his family is passionate about.

UCF Awards Over $100K to Conferences for Clergy Support

UCF announced that Brown Endowment grants of over $100,000 has been awarded so far this year to 13 United UCC conferences to help them implement support programs and leadership development for authorized ministers who are addressing and responding to the crisis and trauma caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and protests for racial justice.

Q2-2020 Townhall Meeting

On July 28, 2020, United Church Funds hosted a Townhall meeting for its clients. The recording and presentation are now ready for viewing and download.