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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. 

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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. 

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Top ESG Fund Managers' Favourite UK Shares

30/06/2021No. Funds
Prudential PLC5 (+2)
AstraZeneca PLC4 (-1)
GlaxoSmithKline PLC3 (+1)
RELX PLC3 (-2)
Unilever PLC3 (+1)
Countryside Properties PLC2
Experian PLC2
Gym Group (The) PLC2 (NEW)
Legal & General Group PLC2 (-1)
Alphabet Inc Class C1
Alumasc Group PLC1 Inc1
Bellway PLC1
Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC1 (NEW)
Close Brothers Group PLC1
Compass Group PLC1 (NEW)
Croda International PLC1 (-1)
Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC1
Diploma PLC1
Frontier Developments PLC1
Games Workshop Group PLC1
Gamma Communications PLC1
GB Group PLC1
Genuit Group PLC1 (NEW)
Genus PLC1
Halma PLC1
HDFC Bank Ltd ADR1
Howden Joinery Group PLC1
HSBC Holdings PLC1
Inspiration Healthcare Group PLC1
Intermediate Capital Group PLC1
Intertek Group PLC1 (NEW)
Kainos Group PLC1
LondonMetric Property PLC1
Macfarlane Group PLC1
Microsoft Corp1 (NEW)
National Express Group PLC1
National Grid PLC1
Phoenix Group Holdings PLC1
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC1
Sabre Insurance Group PLC1
Smith & Nephew PLC1 (NEW)
Smurfit Kappa Group PLC1 (-1)
Softcat PLC1 (NEW)
Sumo Group PLC1
Synopsys Inc1
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd1
Telecom Plus PLC1
Tesla Inc1 (NEW)
The Home Depot Inc1 (NEW)
The Walt Disney Co1 (NEW)
TinyBuild Inc1 (NEW)
Tracsis PLC1 (NEW)

source: Morningstar

*based on top 5 holdings

Learn from the best

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