In this section, we intend to provide various documents we author that describe our position on key issues. Also included here will be our own primary research or secondary supported research.
CIF Research Report – BRI Funds Comparison to Industry
The Christian Investment Forum completed a research project to analyze and compare the performance of BRI funds broadly against the mutual fund industry averages. The purpose of the study was not to identify or rate any single fund or portfolio manager as superior, but rather to test the concept that Biblically responsible investing screening has a similar relationship to performance as SRI or ESG approaches. Other firms and researchers have done performance relationship research for SRI and ESG, but it has not been done on the related but distinct sector of Faith based investing.
Christian Investment Forum White Paper on BRI
The link below is to the original paper that was written to describe the vision the founding members of CIF had for this non-profit organization, their broad perspective on the concept of faith integrated investing, often referred to as biblically responsible investing, and the reason we felt this organization was needed.
2013 Financial Advisor Survey on BRI
The link below connects to a page highlighting the results of the 2013 CIF Financial Advisor Survey on Faith Based Investing Awareness and Use.
2016 Financial Advisor Survey on BRI
The link below connects to a page highlighting the results of the 2016 CIF Financial Advisor Survey on Faith Based Investing Awareness and Use.