Responsible Returns, for a Lasting Difference

Many investors want to generate financial returns while investing in companies creating positive social and environmental outcomes. Aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), our team integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the portfolio investment process with the aim of helping investors achieve these twin goals.

Strong Return Potential
  • Growth potential is accessed by actively investing in global companies that are aligned to the UNSDG’s. 
  • The Portfolio reflects the team’s highest conviction ideas with positions sized for optimal risk/reward and balanced theme exposure.
Investing for a Better World
  • Starting with the UNSDGs the team invests in long-term forward-looking themes - Climate, Health and Empowerment, and further sub-themes.
  • The use of a proprietary product identification methodology allows the team to find companies offering products or have supply chains, that contribute to achieving the 17 UNSDGs.

The value of an investment can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount they invested. Capital is at risk.

An Experienced Team

Daniel is supported by a dedicated team of experts who conduct fundamental research to identify companies with the strongest UNSDG alignment, revenue growth, profitability and management quality.  They engage with company management to address material ESG issues on an ongoing basis.

Investment Risks to Consider

These and other risks are described in the Portfolio's prospectus

Investment in the Portfolio entails certain risks. Investment returns and principal value of the Portfolio will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Some of the principal risks of investing in the Portfolio include:

  • Allocation risk: The risk that the allocation of investments between growth and value companies may have a more significant effect on the Portfolio’s Net Asset Value (NAV) when one of these strategies is not performing as well as the other. In addition, the transaction costs of rebalancing the investments may, over time, be significant.

  • Derivatives risk: The Portfolio may include financial derivative instruments. These may be used to obtain, increase or reduce exposure to underlying assets and may create gearing; their use may result in greater fluctuations of the net asset value.

  • Emerging-markets risk: Where the Portfolio invests in emerging markets, these assets are generally smaller and more sensitive to economic and political factors, and may be less easily traded, which could cause a loss to the Portfolio.

  • Equity securities risk: The value of equity investments may fluctuate in response to the activities and results of individual companies or because of market and economic conditions. These investments may decline over short- or long-term periods.

  • Focused portfolio risk: Investing in a limited number of issuers, industries, sectors or countries may subject the Portfolio to greater volatility than one invested in a larger or more diverse array of securities.

  • OTC derivatives counterparty risk: Transactions in over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets may have generally less governmental regulation and supervision than transactions entered into on organized exchanges. These will be subject to the risk that its direct counterparty will not perform its obligations and that the Portfolio will sustain losses.

  • Portfolio turnover risk: A portfolio may be actively managed and turnover may, in response to market conditions, exceed 100%. A higher rate of portfolio turnover increases brokerage and other expenses. High portfolio turnover may also result in the realization of substantial net short-term capital gains, which may be taxable when distributed.

  • Real estate investment trust (REIT) risk: Investing in equity REITs may be affected by changes in the value of the underlying property owned by the REITS, while mortgage REITs may be affected by the quality of any credit extended. REITS depend on management skills, are not diversified, subject to heavy cashflow dependency, default by borrowers and self-liquidation and subject to interest-rate risks.

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