The Fund aims to provide a higher total return (capital growth plus income) than that of the sustainable global high yield market over any five-year period, while applying ESG Criteria and Sustainability Criteria.
The Fund applies ESG Integration. ESG integration is the systematic inclusion of ESG factors in investment analysis and investment decisions.
The Fund invests in securities that meet the ESG Criteria and Sustainability Criteria.
The following types of exclusions apply to the Fund’s direct investments:
References to “assessed” above mean assessment in accordance with the ESG Criteria and Sustainability Criteria.
The benchmark of the Fund is the Bloomberg MSCI Global HY Corporate ESG BB+ Sustainable SRI Bond Index.
The benchmark is an ESG benchmark which is consistent with the ESG characteristics promoted by the Fund. The Bloomberg MSCI Global HY Corporate ESG BB+ Sustainable SRI Bond Index is a high yield bond benchmark that follows the rules of the Bloomberg Global High Yield Bond Index and applies additional ESG Factors for security eligibility. The Investment Manager refers to the benchmark when constructing the Fund’s portfolio but is not bound by the benchmark rules when selecting investments.
Further information on the ESG methodology, including data sources, screening criteria and the relevant sustainability indicators of the Fund can be found in the ESG Criteria and Sustainability Criteria.
A description of ESG and responsible investment terms used is available in the fund’s Prospectus.
The value and income from the fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise. There is no guarantee that the fund will achieve its objective and you may get back less than you originally invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.