Ethical Investments

As consumers, we’re continuously faced with decisions which reflect our lifestyle choices and personal values.

We only have to walk into a supermarket to be faced with decisions such as buying Fairtrade bananas, organic meat or free-range eggs.

Ethical investing is no different, as it allows you to focus on organisations that make a difference, in the areas that are important to you.

40 Available Portfolios

At Amethyst we have a range of 40 portfolios available to our customers available which align to your Ethical Profile and Risk Grade, depending on your tolerance for risk and capacity for loss.

Our ethical portfolios can be used in both Investment and Retirement planning.

We have both Risk and Ethical questionnaires to identify the most suitable portfolio for your individual needs and circumstances.

Sustainable Solutions

In the early days, Ethical investing was largely about avoiding companies that were considered to be unacceptable, such as those involved in armaments or tobacco, or those involved in the abuse of human rights and the environment.

Increasingly however, investors have realised that they have the potential to have a positive impact on the way in which companies operate, by using share ownership to engage with company management to improve the way they treat their employees, suppliers and the environment. It’s this latter, more positively focused approach, which is commonly referred to as Socially Responsible Investing (SRI).

Whilst this is great news for all of us, companies do not make these changes out of the goodness of their hearts. A business that considers its impact on stakeholders can also reduce legal and regulatory costs and even improve a company’s brand. Products that offer sustainable solutions to issues such as climate change, can also prove incredibly valuable.

Retirement Planning

Pensions are complex, at Amethyst we are qualified Pension Specialists and can advise on all aspects of pension planning including Defined Benefit (Final Salary Schemes), Defined Contribution Schemes, Personal Pensions & at Retirement Flex-Access Drawdown and Annuity options.


Whether you require capital growth, income or a combination of both. Amethyst have been successfully investing monies for their clients for many years, through a combination of tax-efficient investments and careful risk management we can advise and recommend the most suitable strategy for your individual needs and circumstances.

Estate Planning

Estate planning is the process of managing your investments throughout your life and planning the disposal of your ownership to your next of kin after your death, in order to minimise all taxes.


Finding the most appropriate protection for your family or your business involves careful consideration of your needs. At Amethyst we can discuss your concerns and recommend the most appropriate plans for your individual needs and circumstances.

Ethical Investments

At Amethyst we offer a wide range of Ethical Investments to suit your values and principles.


Amethyst can advise on all aspects of mortgage borrowing from first time buyers, homeowners moving house, remortgages and buy to lets. We will guide you through the process to find the most appropriate mortgage for current individual needs and circumstances.

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