Christian Investment Forum Adds Three New Members, Faith Based Fund Options Expand CIF Members manage 68 funds and over $20 billion in assets in those funds, with the addition of Camelot Portfolios, GuideStone Funds, and Timothy Plan

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Three new members joined the Christian Investment Forum at the beginning of 2014, increasing the total membership to ten investment management firms.  Together, CIF Members collectively manage 71 different mutual funds with a total of over $21.4 Billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2014. 

"Most investors and advisors are not aware of the breadth of the investment options available that utilize Christian faith based values in the investing process," says John Siverling, Executive Director of the Christian Investment Forum.  "Those same people are even more surprised to learn that these funds include some of the top performing mutual funds in the industry."

The new members are Camelot Portfolios, GuideStone Funds, and Timothy Plan.  The 71 mutual funds from CIF members are available in 29 different Morningstar categories across equities, bonds, and blended allocation funds.  Over 30% of the funds managed by CIF Members have a 4 Star or 5 Star rating from Morningstar.  Advisor services and separately managed accounts are also available from Portfolio design, broker dealer platforms, and other investment services are also available from CIF member firms Aris Corporation, Creative Financial Design, and Camelot.    

About Camelot Portfolios

Camelot Portfolios is a group of Advisor Solutions Companies, built by advisors, for advisors. Founded and operated by a leadership team of Christian Advisors, committed to offering a platform that aligns Advisors' personal and business objectives with deep, discernment focused client relationships that create an environment to leverage Kingdom Impact.

About GuideStone Funds

Delivering performance + values, GuideStone Funds is the nation's largest Christian-screened mutual fund family, with $10.6 billion in assets as of March 31, 2014. GuideStone Funds provides award-winning investment options for individuals and institutions seeking industry-leading performance without compromising their values. As a controlled-affiliate of GuideStone Financial Resources, GuideStone Funds offers 31 different mutual funds across all asset classes, managed with the goal of mitigating risk and providing excess returns for investors.

About Timothy Plan

Timothy Plan is a pioneer in Biblically Responsible Investing having formed one of America's first pro-life, pro-family mutual funds. When Timothy Plan was designed, countless hours were spent investigating companies to determine if they were involved in any unbiblical practices. Timothy Plan refuses to invest in companies that support abortion, pornography, alternative lifestyles, anti-family entertainment, or the production of alcohol, tobacco, or casino gambling. With now thirteen different funds, and approximately $800 million in assets, Timothy Plan continues to combine performance with a Biblically Responsible Investment strategy.

About the Christian Investment Forum

Founded in 2012, the Christian Investment Forum (CIF) is an independent, 501(c)6 non-profit trade association of Christian investment professionals and companies seeking to promote knowledge and understanding of the concept of Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI). Current members include Aris Corporation, Ave Maria Funds, Camelot Portfolios, Creative Financial Design, Epiphany Funds, Eventide Funds, GuideStone Funds, Praxis Mutual Funds, Steward Family of Funds, and Timothy Plan. Learn more at www.christianfunds.org.

Media Contact: John Siverling, Christian Investment Forum, 866-646-0983, jsiverling@christianinvestmentforum.org

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