October 3, 2019 - Jane Carten, MBA, president of Saturna Capital Corporation, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the Investment Company Institute, the leading global association representing regulated funds. As a member of the board of governors, Carten will help set policy and oversee the organization’s activities. She will also serve on the Planning Committee for the ICI’s annual General Membership Meeting. ICI members include mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, and unit investment trusts in the US, and similar funds offered worldwide. ICI’s US members manage assets exceeding $23 trillion.

“I am honored to be elected as a member of ICI’s Board of Governors, and I look forward to connecting and working with this group of well-informed leaders. The ICI enables continuous progress in our industry through sharing experiences, advocating for our clients, and ensuring that the needs of Main Street fund investors remain on the radar of our regulators and elected officials,” said Jane Carten. “I also look forward to the valuable insight I can bring back to Saturna Capital that will benefit our operations, employees, investment management clients, and mutual fund shareowners.”

The ICI represents investment managers globally. Its core missions are to encourage high ethical standards in the industry; advocate for the interests of funds, their shareholders, directors, and advisers; and promote public understanding of mutual funds. In support of its missions, the ICI publishes fund industry statistics, analysis, and primary research, and reports on retirement markets and investor behaviors. The ICI also contributes information to governmental agencies toward the development of informed public policy.

Jane Carten joined Saturna Capital in June 1997. She is portfolio manager of the Saturna Sustainable Equity Fund. In addition to overseeing Saturna’s daily operations, she directs Saturna’s internal and external technology and marketing activities, Saturna’s continuing education program, and its philanthropic efforts. She is active in the Bellingham Bay Rotary and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. She is a founder and former director of the nonprofit OpenAccess Internet Services and a Bellingham Sister Cities member and contributor.

About Saturna:

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Saturna Capital Corporation, established in 1989 in Bellingham, Washington, USA, is a private, employee-owned, investment adviser with US$4 billion in assets under management, providing investment advisory services to mutual funds, institutions, businesses, individuals, and endowments. Saturna Capital is adviser to the Amana Mutual Funds Trust, the oldest and largest family of funds in the US that follow principles of Islamic finance. Saturna Capital is also adviser to the US-based Sextant Mutual Funds and Saturna Sustainable Funds.

Please consider an investment’s objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before investing. For this and other important information about the Saturna Sustainable Equity Fund, please obtain and carefully read a free prospectus or summary prospectus from your financial adviser, at www.saturnasustainable.com, or by calling toll-free 1-800-728-8762.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. The Saturna Sustainable Equity Fund limits the securities it purchases to those consistent with sustainable principles. This limits opportunities and may affect performance.