United Church Funds

United Church Funds’ Beyond Fossil Fuel Funds Celebrate Third Anniversary

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 29, 2018

Howard W. Hawkins III, director of business development for United Church Funds, says that Beyond Fossil Fuel Funds (BFF) — the Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund and Beyond Fossil Fuels Balanced Fund — celebrated its third anniversary in November 2017. Since its introduction, the Beyond Fossil Fuels Fund outperformed its respective benchmark for one and three…

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United Church Funds Releases Webinar Video on Fund Performance, Global Markets, and Social Responsibility

By CHHSM Staff | December 12, 2017

United Church Funds (UCF) announced today (Dec. 11) that its 3rd quarter 2017 Performance Webinar is now available for viewing. In this webinar, Michael de Guzman, UCF portfolio manager, discusses fund performance, global markets, investment strategy and positioning, while Katie McCloskey, UCF director of social responsibility, discusses changes to exclusionary screening that UCF will implement in January 2018. For more…

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UCC’s United Church Funds Releases Third Quarter Fund Fact Sheets

By Guest Contributor | November 27, 2017

United Church Funds today (Nov. 27) released its third quarter Fund Fact Sheets. “The Fund Fact Sheets provide important data and metrics such as investment strategy, annualized performance, asset allocation and top ten holdings,” said Howard W. Hawkins III, director of business development, adding that the fact sheets should prove beneficial to all. Here is…

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United Church Funds Releases Article on Asset Allocation of Investments

By Barb Powell | October 20, 2017

A new article on asset allocation as a crucial component of a portfolio’s overall investment return has been authored by two United Church Funds staff members. The article, Global Equity Diversification — Proving Its Worth, is by David Klassen, Chief Investment Strategist, and Michael de Guzman, Senior Portfolio Manager. It points out the proof behind…

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United Church Funds Provides Information on the Federal Reserve for CHHSM Ministries

By Guest Contributor | September 29, 2017

Below are links to three insightful articles about the Federal Reserve, the global economy and the impact of demographic changes on investing from our fund managers Western Asset Management and State Street Global Advisors for your information. Reducing Bond Prices, Western Asset Management, September 20, 2017 This article provides a market outlook following Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) announcement…

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United Church Funds Releases Sustainability Report on Socially Responsible Investing

By CHHSM Staff | January 5, 2017
World held in hands

United Church Funds has released a Sustainability Report examining efforts — operationally and externally — to live into its commitment to be a socially responsible, faithful investing partner on behalf of its investment clients. United Church Funds (UCF) is the institutional investment ministry of the United Church of Christ. UCF offers a diverse family of…

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United Church Funds Shares Endowment Conference Resources

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 15, 2016

At the Midwest Regional Endowment Conference held recently at Chicago Theological Seminary, United Church Funds (UCF) hosted plenaries on the global economy, endowment policies, planned giving and socially responsible investing. UCF also provided an overview of its funds and convened a panel discussion called “What Do #BlackLivesMatter and #Occupy Mean About the Economy and our…

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