A dark green, strongly ethical corporate bond fund, investing predominantly in the sterling investment grade market. A smaller investable universe limits choice which may hinder relative returns somewhat.
Standard Life canvas investors in their Ethical Funds annually to determine the issues they consider to be most important, their opinion is then used to assess whether changes should be made to the Ethical Policy. Standard Life Investments subsequently uses EIRIS (Ethical Investment Research Services), an independent research agency, to determine which companies comply with the ethical criteria. Whilst portfolio managers have the discretion to make informed decisions based on their own convictions they are consistent with the house sector and individual security views. The manager uses a number of in house models and external tools to measure portfolio sensitivities and monitor portfolio risk.