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Ecclesiastical announces rebrand of its investment management business

16 June 2015

Ecclesiastical is pleased to announce that following a review of its specialist responsible investment business, Ecclesiastical Investment Management (EIM), it is to re-brand that part of the business as EdenTree Investment Management.

The live date for the new brand for EIM is 6th July 2015 and will see the company name changed from both a legal perspective and as the brand seen by all clients and stakeholders. 

EdenTree Investment Management will remain part of the Ecclesiastical group and no other structural or legal changes are being made.

The new brand will coincide with the launch of a redesigned website which uses the new visual identity. Following research across a number of focus groups, the name EdenTree was chosen to enable the organisation to solidify its position as a leader in socially responsible investments.

Sue Round, Director of Group Investments and Fund Manager at EdenTree Investment Management said: “This marks a major strategic milestone for the company and the rebrand represents our future growth ambitions.

“EdenTree will continue to operate an active, value-based and long-term approach to stock picking, building on the long track record of delivering profit with principles for investors and charities. Responsibility forms the backbone of everything EdenTree will do, from its long-term investment approach to its stance on sustainability. EIMs heritage and long term experience in responsible investing makes us best placed to lead this area of the market.”

The legal name of the fund structure will also be amended to reflect the change, although the individual fund names will be unaffected.


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Media enquiries
Adrian Oldman, PR Manager, Ecclesiastical Insurance
Tel: 0800 783 8141 
Email: adrian.oldman@ecclesiastical.com
Visit www.ecclesiastical.com
Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1JZ.

Adrian Beeby, Ellipsis Communication
Tel: 07879 403564
Email: adrian.beeby@ellipsisonline.com

Notes to editors

About Ecclesiastical
Owned by a registered charity, Allchurches Trust, Ecclesiastical is a unique financial services organisation. With its main operations and headquarters in the UK, Ecclesiastical also operates in Australia, Canada and Ireland.
Ecclesiastical is a specialist insurer of charities, the education and faith sectors, heritage buildings and fine art.
Founded in 1887 to provide insurance for the Anglican Church, the company now offers a wide range of commercial insurances, as well as home insurance, selling through brokers and directly.
Ecclesiastical also offers a range of ethically screened investment funds through its award-winning investment management business, Ecclesiastical Investment Management. Ecclesiastical is one of UK’s Top Company Donors to Charity according to the 2013/2014 UK Guide to Company Giving.
Ecclesiastical’s Group vision, launched in January 2014, states that the Group intends to give £50m to charity between 2014-2016. In 2014 alone the company donated a total of £25.2m towards the  £50m goal.
    Ecclesiastical Insurance Group plc (EIG) Reg No 1718196. Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc (EIO) Reg No 24869. Ecclesiastical Life Ltd (ELL) Reg No 243111. Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services Ltd (EFAS) Reg No 2046087. Ecclesiastical Underwriting Management Ltd (EUML) Reg No 2368571. E.I.O. Trustees Ltd Reg No 941199. EdenTree Investment Management Ltd (EIM) Reg No 2519319. All companies are registered in England at Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester GL1 1JZ. EIO and ELL are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 113848 (EIO) and 110318 (ELL). EFAS and EIM are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 126123 (EFAS) and 527473 (EIM). EUML is an appointed representative of EIO who is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 402228.