BOURNEMOUTH, England, July 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Incredibly, it is 21 years since Teachers Assurance ( first launched their Ethical Fund, and to coincide with the Fund's 21st birthday in July, Teachers Assurance have announced a change to the investment structure of the Ethical Fund. The proposal for the change is to improve the breadth and depth of the stocks held within the fund, whilst not changing its socially responsible values.

Tina Flower, Head of Marketing at Teachers Assurance said 'Whilst the current Ethical Fund ( has been very successful to date, we are constantly reviewing our range of funds and, with changing attitudes towards Ethical investments; we believed the time was right to look at the investment structure of our Ethical Fund. More and more people are interested in socially responsible investment and we want to be sure we are meeting the needs of our investors by potentially offering more stable returns without altering the risk profile of the fund.'

To ensure Teachers Assurance make objective investment decisions, they will be utilising the expertise and information provided by the FTSE Group, specifically the FTSE4Good Index, to manage the investment mix of the Fund. Launched in 2001, the FTSE4Good Index Series appeals to a broad range of socially responsible investors and includes companies that have demonstrated that they are working towards issues such as environmental management, climate change mitigation and upholding human and labour rights. This increases the scope of the companies that can be included in Teachers Assurance Ethical investment portfolio and allows Teachers Assurance to give a greater weight to those companies specialising in environmental issues.

To find out more about Teachers Assurance Ethical investments please visit their website:

About Teachers Assurance

Teachers Assurance has been looking after the financial interests of education professionals and their families since 1877.

Our nationwide team of Financial Consultants have expert knowledge of the Teachers Pension Scheme. This means they are able to offer a retirement planning service that will take into account existing benefits, identify any shortfalls, and offer financial solutions to address them.

As well as retirement, our consultants provide advice on investments, savings and protection products and services from Teachers Assurance and selected third party providers.

To arrange to receive financial advice or find out more about the services offered by Teachers Assurance, visit or call Freephone 0800-056-0563

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SOURCE: Teachers Assurance

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