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The Central Finance Board
of the Methodist Church

Deposit Fund


* A.E.R. as at 26 January 2022

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Our Mission

Methodist Central Hall

Our mission, alongside the Church, is to seek practical solutions which combine Christian ethics and investment returns. We therefore aim...

  • to provide a high quality investment service seeking above average returns
  • to follow a discipline in which the ethical dimension is an integral part of all investment decisions
  • to construct investment portfolios consistent with the moral stance and teachings of the Christian faith
  • to encourage strategic thinking on the ethics of investment
  • to be a Christian witness in the investment community

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Annual Conference on Ethics and Investment

Our annual conference on ethics and investment was held virtually again this year on 14 December. Watch the recordings →

Associate Fund Manager Vacancy

The Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church and its FCA regulated subsidiary Epworth Investment Management Limited are hiring a full time Associate Fund Manager ... Read more →

PRI Assessment Report 2020

As a PRI Signatory (Principles for Responsible Investment), we are pleased to announce that we attained the highest rating of A+ for our overall Strategy and Governance in the 2020 PRI Assessment Report. In fact, we scored above the median rating in all categories and are proud to share our latest report ... Read more →


Climate Emergency

We are weeks away from COP26, the United Nations Climate Change conference, which this year will be held in the UK. Recently, CFB/Epworth have worked extensively assessing oil and gas companies, as well as those with exposure to thermal coal. Ahead of COP26 we turned our attention to the global banking sector, joining with ShareAction and other institutional investors to call banks to strengthen their climate ambitions. The engagement targeted 63 banks, recognising the sectors power to drive the transition to a low carbon economy. We have been able to meet with Goldman Sachs and HSBC in the quarter to challenge their pace of change toward a more sustainable future.

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Fair Tax Mark

We continue to be active in encouraging companies to increase their transparency when it comes to tax. CFB/Epworth began an engagement piece with our conviction holdings in October 2020 pointing them to the Fair Tax Foundation, which provides a certification scheme for companies which pay the right amount of tax at the right time and in the right place. We have now had responses from 87% of companies we wrote to, with many opportunities to meet and discuss this topic.

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Epworth Investment Management

Epworth Investment Management Ltd

Our sister organisation Epworth Investment Management provides our investment services to non-Methodist churches and charities.