We currently do not have the ability to screen for ethical investments.
A key obstacle is the lack of conformity in what Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) criteria we should apply as each individual has a different perspective. For instance, some funds would include oil companies because of positive steps taken on corporate governance, while others would exclude big oil companies. Every fund is run along different screening lines.
Moreover, the lack of choice in investment products and the on-going costs of the funds, which tend to be much higher than the circa 0.19% for our current portfolios, make this a difficult service to launch at the moment.
We are still determined to meet the need for an ethical portfolio service, it is just taking us a lot longer than we would have liked - and it needs to be a very compelling proposition like our standard offering.
If you would like us to add you to our mailing list to be contacted should we offer an ethical based investment in future then please drop us a line via email@example.com