Asset Management

What's New In Investments, Funds? - Fairtrade, Epworth

Editorial Staff 1 May 2019

What's New In Investments, Funds? - Fairtrade, Epworth

The latest in funds and investments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Fairtrade Asset Management, the investment house overseeing about $4 billion of client money, has chosen Prescient Fund Services Ireland to be the UCITS management company and fund administrator for its first Irish UCITS fund. 

The offering, which is called the Fairtree Global Flexible Income Plus Fund - launched in January this year - is a sub-fund on the Prescient Global Funds plc platform.

The main purpose of the fund is to create a high level of current income, mainly by investing in debt and debt-related securities. The fund’s manager, Paul Crawford, heads the fixed income investment team from London.

Fairtree, set up in 2003, has offices in London, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Guernsey and the Hague, with its clients including a number of sovereign wealth funds, insurers and global allocators based in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.

Epworth Investment Management, the UK wealth manager serving Christian churches and charities, has launched two new ethical investment funds. 

The new offerings are called the Epworth Global Equity Fund for Charities and the Epworth Multi-Asset Fund for Charities. The funds will be structured as Charity Authorised Investment Funds, the most modern solution available to UK charities. They are complemented by its cash deposit fund, which pays charities a competitive rate of interest on their cash balances - currently 0.7 per cent.

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