This was our first introduction to the team and we would want to do further work before adding to our watchlist. The aim is to produce best in class ESG funds. They use their own in-house data which delivers outputs across corporate ESG risk ratings, climate risk ratings, sovereign risk and impact ratings.
The process follows four stages covering the optimised universe, core process, positive allocation, and company engagement. The optimal universe looks across climate, exclusion of worst in class, sector screens and controversy.
This strategy has been developed as there is a lack of ESG strategic bond funds for clients. This looks to take advantage of that space in the market by investing actively across EM (Emerging Markets) corporates, Global Investment Grade, EM Sovereign, Global Government Bonds and Global High Yield….read more