January 2019 Market Review

Following is a summary of the markets and our funds’ performance for the month of January 2019, provided by our Chief Investment Strategist David A. Klassen.

March 2019 Market Review

United Church Funds, along with over 1.000 U.S. governors, mayors, business, investors, and colleges and universities, representing the…

How ESG Investing Helps Address the Opioid Crisis

Scially Responsible Investing (SRI) refers to investment strategies that seek not only to provide financial return but also the process…

Advancing Women through Investment

Faith-based investors can support women’s socio-economic advancement through their investment portfolio. This article outlines a brief guideline to help get you started.

Charles Buck Named President and CEO of United Church Funds

The United Church Funds Board of Directors announces the election of the Rev. Dr. Charles Buck as the new president and CEO of United Church Funds (UCF), the institutional investment ministry of the United Church of Christ (UCC). Rev. Buck will succeed Donald G. Hart, who announced his retirement in January 2018.

UN Declaration of Human Rights Turns 70

UCF joins other members of the Investor Alliance for Human Rights (IAHR) in celebrating the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights. We are proud to be a member of the IAHR which interprets human rights to be one aspect of investors’ responsibility when making investment decisions.

Love of Creation: Green Investing

Andrew Russell, Director of Fixed-Income Investments of The Pension Boards – United Church of Christ and Kathryn O’Neill McCloskey, Director of Social Responsibility, United Church Funds, share their insight on how investors can help protect the earth and achieve a competitive return from green investments.

Massachusetts Conference to Transfer All Invested Assets to Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund

United Church Funds celebrates the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ (MACUCC) Board of Director’s decision to transfer all of their assets currently invested with UCF to the Beyond Fossil Fuels Balanced Fund.

UCF Remains Positive After Global Markets Plunge

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 index, and other global equity markets having sold off after a strong January, the following is our perspective on the sudden return of volatility to the markets provided by our Chief Investment Strategist David A. Klassen.

Q4 2017 Market and Performance Update

Following is a summary of the markets and our funds’ performance for the fourth quarter of 2017, provided by our Chief Investment Strategist David Klassen.