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ESG fund managers' favourite UK shares

Find out which UK stocks are in vogue among top ESG fund managers
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

20/4/2022No. Funds
AstraZeneca PLC5
SSE PLC4 (+2)
Unilever PLC4
GlaxoSmithKline PLC3
London Stock Exchange Group PLC3 (+1)
Experian PLC2
Legal & General Group PLC2 (-3)
Microsoft Corp2
National Grid PLC2 (+1)
Smurfit Kappa Group PLC2
Standard Chartered PLC2 (NEW)
Alphabet Inc Class C1 Inc1
ASML Holding NV1
Bellway PLC1
Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC1
Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC1
Diageo PLC1
Diploma PLC1
Drax Group PLC1 (NEW)
Ferguson PLC1
Games Workshop Group PLC1
Genuit Group PLC1
Gresham House PLC1 (NEW)
Gym Group (The) PLC1
Halma PLC1
Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC1 (NEW)
Howden Joinery Group PLC1
Indivior PLC1 (NEW)
Inspiration Healthcare Group PLC1 (NEW)
Intermediate Capital Group PLC1
Kainos Group PLC1
Lloyds Banking Group PLC1
LondonMetric Property PLC1
Macfarlane Group PLC1
Nestle SA1
Oxford Instruments PLC1 (NEW)
Paragon Banking Group PLC1
Paychex Inc1
Phoenix Group Holdings PLC1
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC1
Segro PLC1 (NEW)
Somero Enterprises Inc Ordinary Shares1
Spirent Communications PLC1
Telecom Plus PLC1
Tesla Inc1
The Home Depot Inc1
Tracsis PLC1
UnitedHealth Group Inc1
Watches of Switzerland Group PLC1

Source: Morningstar

*based on top 5 holdings

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