What mutual fund investors say they expect from fund managers and how those managers invest aren't always in synch, according to a report released by Ceres, an environmentally minded coalition of financial and public interest groups.

Seven out of every 10, or 71% of the 845 U.S. investors surveyed by the Civil Society Institute on behalf of Ceres, said that they wanted their mutual funds to support shareholder resolutions aimed at curbing global warming. However, of the 100 largest mutual funds, none supported any of 33 different global warming resolutions that appeared on U.S. proxies last year, according to the report.

Subscribe Now

Access to premium content including in-depth coverage of mutual funds, hedge funds, 401(K)s, 529 plans, and more.

3-Week Free Trial

Insight and analysis into the management, marketing, operations and technology of the asset management industry.