The Fund aims to provide a higher total return (capital growth plus income) than that of the sustainable global bond market over any five-year period, based on exposure to optimal income streams in global bond markets, 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 a composite index comprising:
The benchmark is an ESG benchmark which is consistent with the ESG characteristics promoted by the Fund. The indices which comprise the benchmark represent the global investment grade corporate market, the global high yield corporate market and the global government bond market and follow the rules of Bloomberg Global Aggregate Corporate Index, Bloomberg Global High Yield Index and Bloomberg Global Treasury Index respectively. In addition, each index applies 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.
Information on how the environmental and social characteristics have been met can be found in the latest annual report.
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.