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Ethical funds underperformed the sector average last year despite some products displaying positive returns
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Ethical funds underperformed the sector average last year despite some products displaying positive returns

A significant number of 'explicitly ethical' funds have topped the performance charts within the broader IA Global sector year-to-date, despite being among the worst performers amid their global peers during the Q4 2018 sell-off, research from Investment Week using FE data shows.

However, fund experts have warned that while the returns reflect the fact that "conscientiousness and returns can work together", the underperformance many of them suffered last year compared to general...

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