We are delighted to announce that we have awarded a Responsible A rating to the EdenTree Amity Short Dated Bond fund. Square Mile Responsible ratings are awarded to funds which include within their objectives or mandates an element that explicitly aims to have a positive impact on society and/or the environment, as well as to deliver on their stated financial objective. In our view, this fund, which is managed by Chris Hiorns and David Katimbo-Mugwanya meets this requirement.

Launched in 2017, it is run using the group's long established 'profits with principles' approach, which is focused on investing in high quality companies that do not cause harm to either the environment or to society. The group and its investment teams have an impressive heritage of responsible investment and we like that is clearly translated into this easy to understand, high quality short-dated bond fund which is focused on capital preservation. We believe this to be a compelling investment option for responsibly minded, low risk investors.

Square Mile launched their Responsible ratings on 1st October, at which time they also awarded new Responsible ratings to the following funds:

Threadneedle UK Social Bond
Liontrust Monthly Income Bond
Royal London Sustainable World Trust
Trojan Ethical Income
Unicorn UK Ethical Income