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Ethical IFA of the week: Virtuo Wealth Management

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There are plenty of independent financial advisers (IFAs) across the country who give advice on ethical investment. Our job is to tell you about them.

Next up is Edinburgh-based advisers Virtuo Wealth Management. Founded in 2010 by Scott Murray, it is a member of both the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) and the Ethical Investment Association (EIA).

It says it “actively seeks out companies with a record of involvement and good performance in terms of business practices” when it comes to finding stocks to invest in. Meanwhile, its core values are integrity, honesty and on-going excellent service to its clients.

Murray had experience as an IFA before setting up Virtuo, and had been involved with investment more generally for over a decade.

I decided that I wanted to become more involved in looking at socially responsible and ethical funds, and start to use my own views and thoughts to try and influence clients to invest in this area”, he told Blue & Green Tomorrow in September last year.

Julie King, an ethical investor who gets financial advice from Virtuo, recently spoke to B&GT about her journey into the ethical investment industry.

She explained how she had asked Murray to “find a fund that is actually ethical, rather than one that has good green brownie points”, as she looked to find innovative companies that she could invest in.

To get in touch with Virtuo about ethical investment, visit its website or email Scott Murray: scott@virtuowealth.com.

Blue & Green Tomorrow has interviewed a number of specialist ethical financial advisers in the past, and they’re located all across the country. Have a look here to find the one nearest to you.

Further reading:

Making the dream of ethical investment a reality 

Why I chose ethical investment: helping fund innovative companies

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