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Faith-Based Investing: How Does it Work and Can Values-Based Investing Compete in the Marketplace?

As companies continue to become more and more outspoken over their political beliefs and practices, people are wanting to know their investment dollars are supporting companies that align with their values and faith. However, can someone be a faith-based investor and be competitive in the marketplace? Join us Wednesday, December 14th at 12pm Central time as Ben Taatjes of Taatjes Financial Group and Ron Francisco from GuideStone Financial Services talk about investing in accordance to your values.

Questions answered:

  • How should a Believer invest?
  • How do faith-based investments work?
  • What faith-based investment companies are out there?
  • What is the exclusionary process of faith-based funds?
  • What is the inclusionary process of faith-based funds?
  • What are faith-based fund managers doing to affect the behavior of these companies?
  • Are there ways your investment dollars can also support charitable causes?


About the panelist:

Ron Francisco

Ron Francisco serves as the Regional Advisor Consultant for the Central United States. In this capacity, Mr. Francisco is responsible for generating new business and managing advisor relationships within the region. 

Mr. Francisco joined GuideStone in 2019. Prior to assuming his responsibilities at GuideStone, Mr. Francisco was an Institutional Business Development Associate at The Northern Trust Company. Prior to Northern Trust, he was a Senior Sales Consultant at Janus Henderson Investors. Mr. Francisco holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from DePaul University.