Title

Investment principles and strategies of faith-based funds

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2006

Abstract

Purpose – To examine the rationale for the investment principles adopted by faith-based funds from a biblical perspective and to evaluate the performance of faith-based ethical funds. Design/methodology/approach – A multi-factor Carhart model is applied to examine the risk-adjusted financial performance and investment strategies of faith-based ethical funds. Findings – The statistical results indicate that the faith-based funds as a group do not under-perform the market on a risk-adjusted basis. Practical implications – This suggests that investment managers may incorporate moral/ethical components into their investment decisions without unduly shortchanging their clients for whom they have fiduciary duties. Originality/value – This is one of the very few papers which study faith-based funds.

Publication Name

Managerial Finance

Volume Number

32

First Page

837

Last Page

845

Issue Number

10

DOI

10.1108/03074350710688323

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