King & Shaxson’s service makes it much easier to look after ethically minded clients. We conduct research into funds on a stock-by-stock basis. We also manage individual equities and bonds and therefore have both the experience and knowledge in a specialist area. We use the services of an ethical researcher to ensure the ethical integrity of our investments. We monitor our model portfolios on a daily basis – being focussed on this one specialist area we can give it the attention that it needs. We also use a broad range of asset classes enabling us to run portfolios across the risk spectrum.
DIRECT ETHICAL PORTFOLIOS
Four portfolios investing in a range of direct holdings and funds, with an ethical focus. Each one is characterised by the intensity of the ethical values within the portfolio.
PLATFORM MODEL PORTFOLIOS
Five model portfolios covering a wide range of risk profiles. As simple as investing into a single fund with the benefit of active management across all asset classes.
The King & Shaxson Ethical Investing discretionary and managed portfolios provide professional investment management for those individuals who would like their investments to reflect their core beliefs and principles.
Management of the portfolios includes asset allocation, investment selection, and ongoing monitoring. We manage and review all holdings, and make changes where necessary.
King & Shaxson Ethical Investing is a division of King & Shaxson which is part of the Phillip Group, a global company that employs over 3,000 people worldwide. The company dates back to 1866, with clients including well-known building societies and local authorities.
Today King & Shaxson has evolved into a specialist investment firm focused on securities dealing, asset management, and treasury consultancy.
The ethical team is personally committed to ethical investment. Strictly an investment management business, we do not advise clients and therefore conduct the majority of our business through independent financial advisers.
Do you have clients interested in ethical investing?
Ethical investing. It’s what we do. And have done since 2002. If you have clients interested in ethical investing and would like to learn more about our range of investment solutions, please get in touch. A member of our team will be happy to talk you through our services and the available options. Call us on 020 7426 5960 or send an email to email@example.com
OUR RANGE OF INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS
Our Personal Discretionary Service is a highly personal investment management service that not only takes the effort and worry out of investing, but is also tailored to suit the client’s individual needs.
This service allows the client to set their own ethical and financial criteria via our values based investment questionnaire; clients concerns are then reflected in a personally designed portfolio.
All of our personal discretionary portfolios are actively managed and monitored on a daily basis to ensure that risks are controlled in accordance with the outlined risk tolerance. Portfolios can encompass a wide range of investments, from direct equities to bonds and fixed interest securities.
Our personal discretionary portfolios are developed based upon sound financial research, drawing on in-house expertise and accompanied by external third party research.
DIRECT EQUITY PORTFOLIOS
Our four direct equity model portfolios are designed to meet the majority of the financial and ethical needs. The investment objectives of each portfolio provide a range of four risk approaches; from those that require a high level of capital protection to those where a high level of risk is acceptable.
The four approaches are defined as Light Green, Mid Green, Dark Green and Cautious Green. These definitions do not characterise the level of environmental exposure but rather the intensity of ethical values within each portfolio. Each portfolio aims to be as ‘ethical’ as possible within the defined investment constraints. Our direct equity model portfolios avoid significant involvement in armaments, alcohol, human rights abuse, tobacco, intensive farming and poor environmental management. The portfolios seek to invest in thematic investments that finance positive solutions for social and environmental entities.
Our five ethical model portfolios were launched in 2010 following requests from financial advisers who were looking for a solution that could be accessed via wraps and platforms.
In response to adviser demand we have developed five ethical model portfolios to cater for a range of risk and income requirements. These model portfolios are available on the following platforms: Novia, Nucleus, Transact, Aviva, Standard Life, Ascentric and Praemium.
The King & Shaxson ethical model portfolios available on platforms are designed to meet the majority of ethical investor’s concerns. However, as the portfolios include a number of collective funds and also aim to spread the risk of investing in a tightly defined area, unfortunately there are significant ethical compromises. That being said, each portfolio is as ethical as possible within the investment constraints of each portfolio and platform.
MEET THE KING & SHAXSON ETHICAL INVESTING TEAM
Business Development Manager
m. 0773 336 3306
Mark Tomlinson has 21 years’ experience interacting with clients and advisers to promote financial products. Mark joined the company in 2015 to increase King & Shaxson’s profile in ethical investing and also to enhance existing adviser relationships. He draws on a wealth of experience gained working for UK and New Zealand based providers, including a few well known brands such as Rowanmoor Pensions and Alliance Trust.
Director of Ethical Investment
t. 020 7426 5968
Wayne has 25 years financial markets experience working in both London and Frankfurt. He has been managing ethical investments since 2002 and has a pan-European equity and fixed income background. Wayne introduced asset and geographical allocation to the ethical fund management division in 2002 and has built the business around the principles of professionalism, common sense, transparency, and genuine ethical values.
Assistant Fund Manager
t. 020 7426 5979
Craig has 26 years’ experience of financial markets, covering various roles including Payments, Trade Finance and Money Markets & Foreign Exchange execution. When he first joined King & Shaxson Craig worked in institutional bond sales before moving across into his current role as Assistant Fund Manager in February 2012. Prior to joining our business he held various roles at Dexia, the European banking group, and Barclays.
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I would like to thank you for the help and support you have provided over the last 5 years. The portfolios you constructed have been warmly received by all of my ethical clients and the performance has been exceptional.