2017 Annual Report

The 2017 Annual Report provides information on fund performance, socially responsible investing initiatives, the breadth of UCF’s clients and the new planned giving microsite platform.

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.

UCF President Announces Retirement

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.

October 2017 Market Review

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

November 2017 Market Review

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

UCF Announces Changes in Exclusionary Screening

United Church Funds (UCF) today announced an important update pertaining to UCF exclusionary screening policy.

$1.3 Trillion Investor Coalition Probes Pharma on Opioid Accountability

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.

Global Equity Diversification Proving Its Worth

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.