Why I'm Investing in Sin Stocks

Sustainable and responsible investments are becoming increasingly popular, but some investors are still seeking out so-called sin stocks for profits

Emma Simon 22 January, 2020 | 10:31AM

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Sustainable and responsible investing are big themes for asset managers at the moment - a growing army of investors want to know their money is doing good in the world as well as generating financial returns. But Edward Murray is taking a contrarian approach and is not afraid to hold so-called sin stocks. 

Edward, who lives with his wife and three children, has been an investor for around 40 years. He considers himself a self-made but experienced investor, who has managed to generate considerable returns over the years. He looks at longer-term trends to decide where to invest, considering how these might shift over time. He then tries to select funds or managers whose style he thinks will fit this environment.

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Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for Morningstar.co.uk

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