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Good Money Week 2019

We are pleased to continue our association with Church of Scotland. This year we shall be partaking in the Good Money Week Fair to be held on Saturday 5th October from 9:30am-1.30pm at City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX – {https://gmwcofs2019.eventbrite.co.uk}.…

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Calling all Ethical Investors - we want your opinions!

Here at Ethical Futures we want to know more about your ethical values and how they influence your investment decisions. We would love for you to take part in our survey.

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Office Closed

We are giving our staff a hard earned rest and closing for the Festive Season.

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Brexit impacts on Triodos Bank

As a result of the likely forthcoming ‘Brexit’ from the European Union, Triodos Bank are to change the structure of their UK banking operations.

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The charity gifts that will make you the hero of the holidays

When it comes down to it, what makes Christmas special is the sense of giving, family and indulgent food the season brings. Especially for adults, it’s not really about the physical gifts under the tree. Instead, many of us would say we’d prefer less stuff and more giving this Christmas. That’s what makes charity gifts such crowd-pleasers.

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Kames Capital Ethical Survey

Kames capital have recently published a survey regarding their ethical investment criteria. Kames capital are a subsidiary of Aegon and are based at the Gyle in Edinburgh. They are one of the longest established providers of ethical investment funds. In terms of the range of investment providers available in the market, we have always seen them as a traditional and strongly screened ethical investment…

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Looking for lunch on the Southside?

Looking for lunch on the Southside?

At Ethical Futures, we're always happy to feature local community projects. One of our longstanding clients, Claire Stevens was recently telling me about this project that she is involved in at Bridgend Farmhouse, on the south side of Edinburgh.

Since moving to the south side of the city, Claire and her partner have been very heavily involved with…

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Should I start a charitable foundation?

We are once again grateful to bring you a guest blog post from Lauren Janus of Thoughtful Philanthropy. This time she explores some of the reasons you may consider setting up a charitable foundation through analysis of the potential challenges and benefits.

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Improving Investment Markets – MiFID II

You wait for ages for consumer legislation…then two pieces come along at once! That’s a bit what it has felt like to be a financial adviser over the last 12 months. The current notifications about GDPR highlight the most impactful update on use of personal data for 20 years, but there is another equally important,…

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GDPR – How we manage your data

On 25th May 2018, new data protection regulations come into force. By now there surely can be few people in the UK who have not been touched in some way by organisations preparing for the introduction of these new rules.  GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, and applies to every company in the world that operates in the European Union and uses personal data. The regulations cover…

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Cofunds merger with Aegon – your questions answered

As many of our clients will know, in common with most advisory firms, Ethical Futures tends to make use of investment platforms to manage our clients investments.

An investment platform, sometimes known as a wrap or fund supermarket, is simply an administration service to help simplify the management of investment funds and keep them all in one place. This type of service allows us to hold…

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Merry Christmas From Ethical Futures.

We are giving our staff a hard earned rest and will be closed for some of the Festive Season, details below.

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