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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.
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.
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.
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.
After 28 years of service as the President of United Church Funds (UCF), Donald G. Hart has announced his plan to retire in June 2019. Don has played a critical role in the growth and development of UCF since joining the organization in 1989 and becoming president in 1991.
UCF together with members of Investors for Opioid Accountability, a coalition of 30 treasurers, asset managers, faith-based, public and labor funds with over $1.3 trillion in assets, are filling multiple shareholder proposals on board oversight of business risks related to opioid at 10 opioid distributor and manufacturer companies.
David Klassen Chief, Investment Strategist and Michael de Guzman, Senior Portfolio Manager, co-authored the article that illustrates the importance of global equity diversification as a prudent investment practice.