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Why has the market moved so dramatically in the last three weeks? COVID-19 is the trigger, and investor sentiment has shifted quickly from the complacency of viewing the virus as a contained problem in China to fears of a worldwide pandemic. Read the rest of the latest market commentary by David Klassen, Chief Investment Strategist, and Lan Cai, Deputy Chief Investment Strategist.
UCF recently sat down with Iain Campbell, Investment Manager at Baillie Gifford. In this short video, Iain Campbell shared what Baillie Gifford does for UCF clients, what sets Baillie Gifford apart from other investment managers, and the latest environmental, social and governance developments at Baillie Gifford.
Matthew W. Wagner, Director of Institutional Relationships at UCF, has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies, the standards-setting body for Fi360.
UCF attended the PRI in Person event last September. As a signatory, UCF commits to incorporating ESG issues into our investment policy, analysis and decision-making. Learn more about what happened during the PRI in Person in this article.
United Church Funds recently took part in two significant events – the UN Climate Week as well as the PRI in Person Event. The new concepts and frameworks that the PRI in Person and the UN Climate Week provided will arm us with the implements to continue to improve our own climate response and responsible investing platform.
In light of the UNGA meeting, UCF is pleased to share some of the work we have accomplished to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals to guide the international community in common pursuit of solving the world’s problems. UCF has contributed to the positive outcomes of several global goals using our core socially responsible investing strategies of engagement, asset alignment and innovative product offerings.