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What is Socially Responsible Investing? By Michael Labos Financial Advisor It’s an exciting time to be an investor. It’s also an exciting time to be a Financial Advisor. New strategies and markets are now more accessible than ever. One of these growing markets is Socially Responsible or ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing. I am excited to both offer and educate clients on the opportunity to align their portfolios with their convictions. We are experiencing a dynamic shift in investor sentiment where performance and how you obtain that performance are becoming equally important.

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here is a lot of noise out there about this strategy, so I would like to clarify what Socially Responsible investing is. As defined by Investopedia, it is a set of standards for a company’s operations that socially conscious investors

use to screen investments. Environmental criteria looks at how a company performs as a steward of the natural environment. Social criteria examines how a company manages relationships with its employees, suppliers, customers and the communities

where it operates. Governance deals with a company’s leadership, executive pay, audits and internal controls, and shareholder rights. Now with any investment all managers in this space aren’t created equal. I work with Vicus Capital to offer a multiple manager approach offering best in class managers. This portfolio is monitored on an ongoing basis and customized to meet your needs. To see if this strategy makes sense for you, please contact me at 724934-3880 (direct line), 800-477-4507 (toll free) or by email at mlabos@ pfginc.com. You can also find me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ pfgpgh. To learn more about me and my company check out our website at www.pfgpgh.com or stop by my office at 2591 Wexford Bayne Road, Suite 202, Sewickley, PA 15143. We are all planning for our futures, now you can feel good about your investments as well. 4 4 4 Michael Labos has been a Financial Advisor for over 13 years and has worked at Pennsylvania Financial Group for six years. He grew up in the Pittsburgh area, attended Central Catholic High School and resides in Cranberry Township. He enjoys golfing, attending Pirates games and travelling. His passion is offering clients a unique experience and he is always looking for new ways to add value to help them achieve their goals. Working together, he will help you discover your own path towards financial success. Registered Representative of and offering securities through Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, member FINRA/SIPC, Cetera is under separate ownership from any other named entity. Advisory Services and Financial Planning offered through Vicus Capital, a Federally Registered Investment Advisor.

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FEBRUARY 2018 | www.northernconnectionmag.com

February 2018 issue - Northern Connection Magazine  

Welcome to our February 2018 issue! Passavant Hospital Foundation is featured on our cover and cover story. Make sure to read more about th...

February 2018 issue - Northern Connection Magazine  

Welcome to our February 2018 issue! Passavant Hospital Foundation is featured on our cover and cover story. Make sure to read more about th...