|Mid Price||GBX 220.90||Day Change||GBX -0.10 (-0.05%)|
|Price Date||14 Feb 2020||Crown Rating|
|Shares Class||Inc.||Yield||0.00 %|
|Last Ex-Dividend Date||03 June 2019||Dividend Frequency||Annually|
|Launch Date||01/01/1994||Standard Initial Charge||0.00%|
|Ongoing cost||0.00%||Annual Management Charge||0.00%|
The investment objective of the Ethical Fund is to achieve capital growth by investing in companies whose activities are considered ethical, both in terms of their primary activities as well as in the means of achieving them. The benchmark index for the Fund is the MSCI All Country World Index (the “Index”). The Fund is actively managed by the Investment Adviser who selects investments with the aim of outperforming the Index by 2% per annum on a rolling 3 year basis, before deduction of fees. The MSCI All Country World Index has been selected as an appropriate benchmark as it provides a representation of the returns of shares across a broad range of developed and emerging markets. This allows the Investment Adviser to select shares that meet the Fund’s ethical criteria from a diverse, global range of shares. For further information on this fund's policy and objectives, please refer to the Key Investor Information Document or the Prospectus. These documents can be accessed via the inks below.
Geir Lode joined Hermes in May 2007 to establish the Global Equities strategy. Prior to this he was Chairman of Bergen Yards in Bergen, Norway, where he was responsible for restructuring and focusing a holding company. Bergen Yards changed name to Bergen Group and was listed on the Oslo stock exchange in June 2007. Geir started his career in 1991 at Frank Russell, moving to Chancellor LGT and then Putnam Investments, where he was a senior vice president before returning to Norway in 2003. Geir studied Mechanical Engineering at the Norwegian Institute of Technology and obtained a Master of Business Administration at the Pacific Lutheran University, Washington. Geir has been on the board of 17 companies in four different countries.
Lewis joined Hermes in February 2008 as a portfolio manager on the Global Equities team. In addition to his role as portfolio manager, Lewis is responsible for designing and implementing many of the team's systems. In particular he created Hermes' proprietary risk-modelling system, MultiFRAME, which is used across Hermes’ investment teams. He joined from Aon Consulting, where he worked as an actuarial consultant specialising in providing valuations and asset-liability modelling to a range of corporate and institutional clients. Lewis graduated from the University of Warwick in 2003 with a Master's degree in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics and subsequently qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
Louise joined Hermes in March 2009 and leads the ESG and responsible investment research strategy within Global Equities for Hermes. Building on her experience developing factor testing platforms and enhancing the factor modelling capabilities of the team’s systems, Louise has applied this comprehensive analysis to ESG applications. Having delivered research supporting the returns from ESG integration, this has led to the creation of innovative customised product solutions and tools fulfilling client needs. Louise originally joined Hermes as a member of the stewardship advisory business, Hermes EOS. Prior to Hermes she worked for Coca Cola in a financial accounting role, having graduated with a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Durham. Louise holds the IMC and is a CFA charterholder. In 2017, she was named one of Financial News' Rising Stars of Asset Management.
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