BALTIMORE — Allied Investment Advisors Inc., an affiliate of $18.4 billion-asset Allfirst Bank, will launch its first socially responsible-style mutual funds on Tuesday.

The four funds — the Ark Intermediate Fixed Income Portfolio, the Ark Capital Growth Portfolio, the Ark Small-Cap Equity Portfolio, and the Ark Blue Chip Equity Portfolio — will not invest in tobacco, alcohol, gambling, nuclear power, weapons, or contraceptives companies.

The 25 current Ark Funds have $6.8 billion of assets under management.

Allied Investment Advisors is a subsidiary of Allfirst Financial Inc., the bank’s holding company. The ultimate parent is Allied Irish Banks PLC, Ireland’s largest bank.

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