These Gold-rated funds have Morningstar Sustainability Ratings of High despite not explicitly trying to do so.
Ingrid Dyott from Neuberger Berman thinks considering ESG factors makes them more thoughtful investors.
Quite a few good large-growth funds earn high Sustainability Ratings despite not being explicitly ESG-oriented.
Like the Oracle of Omaha, these funds prefer to buy and hold quality businesses.
These strong funds score well on Morningstar’s new Sustainability Rating.
Bronze-rated Vanguard FTSE Social Index offers low-cost, core exposure to socially responsible companies.
A new CEO is not making any dramatic changes as the firm continues working to put its financial-crisis-era problems behind it.
Bronze-rated ASTON/Montag & Caldwell Growth has struggled in recent years, but its portfolio of high-quality growth names should be a good fit for today's market.
Large growth fared best, while funds with heavy energy stakes collapsed.
The firm is on the mend after a period of turmoil, but questions remain.
These are the cream of the crop among funds that invest sustainably.
Silver-rated Lord Abbett Developing Growth pursues an aggressive strategy, but its performance ranks in the top decile of the small-growth category and its expenses are low.
Panelists at the Morningstar Investment Conference discuss the importance of fund stewardship and its connection to good investment results.
Morgan Stanley's Chad Graves, Pax World's Joe Keefe, and ClearBridge's Mary Jane McQuillen discuss the ESG landscape.
Although performance can be lumpy, Silver-rated ClearBridge Aggressive Growth has delivered great returns by holding on to fast-growing, quality businesses for the long haul.
Funds that emulate the Oracle of Omaha have done well over time.
Silver-rated BBH Core Select's penchant for blue chips at bargain prices has paid off over time, but it does tend to trail in bull markets.
These funds' lackluster recent performance doesn't tell the whole story.
T. Rowe Price Real Estate's long-term focus can lead to underwhelming results in frothy markets but has paid off over time.
Equity funds with an emphasis on utilities, REITs, or dividends have been among peer leaders so far in 2014, but good stock-picking is becoming more important in terms of overall fund performance.
We look at how the veteran fund managers have excelled for so long and how they're preparing for the future.
Investors looking for large-cap exposure and a portfolio with topnotch management should consider this excellent fund.
These funds emulate the Oracle of Omaha in many ways.
This fund shop's focus on investors really stands out.
Despite poor recent performance, these funds still have a lot going for them.
This retirement-plan heavyweight has a solid--but not industry-leading--culture.
A wide variety of options for investing according to your conscience.
The dust is still settling from a shakeup of Lord Abbett's venerable investment culture.
These are all good funds, but their particular strengths vary.
Funds with similar stock holdings to Warren Buffett have excelled over time.
Fund run by the topnotch Primecap team is still closed to institutions and intermediaries.
There are more options than ever for investing in line with religious beliefs.
This old-line fund shop has been going through some major changes in recent years.
Funds with similar stock holdings to Warren Buffett have great long-term records.
Veteran's passing is a loss, but a smooth transition is expected.
Does social screening help or hurt returns?
This tried-and-true investment method helps investors navigate volatile markets.
Wide-moat funds were the stars of the recent downturn.
Not everybody has jumped on the commodity bandwagon.
Commodities are a big part of these funds' portfolios, for better and for worse.
These funds share top holdings with Berkshire Hathaway.
Mutual funds can have gold exposure for different reasons.
Large drugmakers are out of favor, but some good funds are banking on a rebound.
Responsible, modest growth has been the name of the game at this fund shop.
Big holders of Japanese stocks are mostly staying the course.
Warren Buffett and a diverse group of funds like the industry's prospects.
Staples-heavy funds have struggled lately but could be ready to bounce back.
Funds with lots of energy and cyclical exposure have been riding high.
Quality large-cap funds have lagged lately but could be poised for a rebound.