Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, and to protect our staff, their families and the public, United Church Funds’ New York City offices are closed until further notice. During this time, all operations including Client Services continue as normal, and email and phones will be monitored by staff, working remotely, during regular business hours (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., EDT)
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.
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.
In this webinar, Minoti Dhanaraj, Senior Investment Analyst, joins Kathryn McCloskey, Director, Social Responsibility, to discuss second-quarter investment performance; UCF’s investment strategy and positioning; and exciting news about the launch of the Just World Fund, a fixed income impact fund that offers a unique opportunity to invest in inclusive finance (impact investing).
Formally known as the Funds Description Statement, this eight-page document functions as a type of prospectus for United Church Funds, describing our various funds, policies, investment objectives and risks, considerations for fund selection and more.
Join us for a Money and Ministry event on October 19, hosted by Penn West Conference. Representatives from Financial Ministries of the UCC will discuss best practices on a variety of topics about a church’s financial health such as stewardship campaigns, investments, fiscal management and planned giving.