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Kames Ethical Equity

Ranked 20 out of 258 in - UK (All Companies) over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Audrey Ryan

Audrey Ryan manages the Kames Ethical Equity Fund. Her portfolio is comprised of companies measured against such criteria as positive attitudes towards their employees and efforts made to protect the environment. She also runs the Kames Ethical Cautious Managed and UK Opportunities funds. In 1990, prior to joining Kames Capital (formerly Aegon), Ryan was an audit manager at Bell & Co and moved into fund management in 1995 as a UK small cap fund manager with General Accident. A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Ryan studied accounting at Napier University in Edinburgh and then earned a masters in investment analysis from the University of Stirling. Away from the financial world, Ryan enjoys going to the theatre, tennis and running.


The primary investment objective is to maximise total return from capital and net income combined. Investment will principally be in equities and equity type securities in companies based in the UK, principally conducting business in the UK or listed on the UK stock market which meet the fund's predefined ethical criteria.


UK (All Companies) over : 31/10/2014 - 31/10/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 6.9% 1.4% -2.7%
2014 2.6% 1.5% -4.0% 0.1% 5.2%
2013 37.7% 14.8% 0.9% 7.5% 10.5%
2012 19.2% 11.0% -3.7% 8.3% 3.0%
2011 -7.3% 2.2% 0.6% -14.1% 4.9%
2010 25.5% 5.2% -4.2% 14.5% 8.8%
2009 22.5% -7.3% 10.1% 21.1% -0.9%
2008 -28.1% -5.2% 1.0% -13.8% -12.8%
2007 0.7% 3.1% 1.9% -3.0% -1.2%
2006 33.7% 14.3% -3.4% 7.1% 13.0%
2005 23.5% 3.7% 3.0% 8.6% 6.6%
2004 20.8% 6.9% 1.2% 1.9% 9.6%
2003 23.4% -7.9% 18.7% 6.9% 5.6%
2002 -24.6% 0.8% -12.7% -17.7% 4.1%
2001 -13.3% -5.4% 0.0% -19.8% 14.3%
2000 -7.0% -3.0% -1.9% -0.8% -1.5%
1999 35.7% 12.8% 3.2% 0.3% 16.2%
1998 0.5% 15.2% -0.4% -17.2% 5.8%
1997 10.1% 5.9% -4.4% 5.8% 2.7%
1996 25.1% 9.8% 6.5% 3.6% 3.3%
1995 4.4%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Relx PLC ORD 3.65
Vodafone Group PLC ORD 3.20
Legal & General Group PLC ORD 3.12
Lloyds Banking Group PLC ORD 3.04
BG Group PLC ORD 2.78
Severn Trent PLC ORD 2.61
Prudential PLC ORD 2.61
GBP Cash 2.24

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date17/04/1989
  • Share Class size526Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0007450884

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment2Mn
  • Min. additional investment10,000


  • Annual management0.75%
  • Initial investment0

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in GBP).