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ESG fund managers' favourite UK shares

Find out what top ESG fund managers reckon are the best UK stock
ESG fund managers' favourite UK shares

Research suggests fund managers' biggest bets outperform. That’s even true for managers of poorly performing funds, although at the Investors Chronicle, we’re only interested in the best of the best. 

Every week, we publish a list of the “best ideas” of top fund managers from one of seven sectors. This week it is the turn of UK ESG favourites.

Our fund managers’ best ideas tables constitute the top five holdings of a selection of top performing funds. The data is based on the funds’ most recent portfolio disclosures to Morningstar. 

Top ESG Fund Managers' Favourite UK Shares

24/11/2021No. Funds
AstraZeneca PLC5
RELX PLC4 (+1)
Unilever PLC4 (+1)
GlaxoSmithKline PLC3
Legal & General Group PLC3 (-1)
Experian PLC2
Microsoft Corp2
Prudential PLC2
Softcat PLC2
Adobe Inc1
Alphabet Inc Class C1
Alumasc Group PLC1 Inc1
Animalcare Group PLC1
ASML Holding NV1
Bellway PLC1
Countryside Properties PLC1
Croda International PLC1 (-1)
Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC1
Diageo PLC1
Diploma PLC1
EKF Diagnostics Holdings PLC1
Frontier Developments PLC1
GB Group PLC1
Genuit Group PLC1
Genus PLC1
Halma PLC1
Howden Joinery Group PLC1
Inspiration Healthcare Group PLC1
Intermediate Capital Group PLC1
Kainos Group PLC1
LondonMetric Property PLC1
Macfarlane Group PLC1 (NEW)
National Grid PLC1 (NEW)
Oxford BioMedica PLC1
PageGroup PLC1 (NEW)
Paragon Banking Group PLC1
Paychex Inc1
Phoenix Group Holdings PLC1
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC1
Sirius Real Estate Ltd1 (NEW)
Smurfit Kappa Group PLC1
Somero Enterprises Inc Ordinary Shares1
Spirent Communications PLC1
Sumo Group PLC1 (NEW)
Telecom Plus PLC1
Tesla Inc1
The Home Depot Inc1
TinyBuild Inc1
Trainline PLC1 (NEW)
Vesuvius PLC1
Visa Inc Class A1
Watches of Switzerland Group PLC1 (NEW)

source: Morningstar

*based on top 5 holdings

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