A benchmark-agnostic non-U.S. equity portfolio built around forward-looking thematic opportunities, not backward-looking indices
About this Fund
- Employs a “top-down” and “bottom-up” investment process with the goal of identifying securities that fit into sustainable investment themes
- Identifies sustainable investment themes that are broadly consistent with achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals
- Uses “bottom-up” company analysis, focusing on prospective earnings growth, valuation, and quality of company management and its exposure to ESG factors
- Normally holds 30-60 stocks, all exposed to long-term sustainable investment themes
- Consists of developed- and emerging-market equities, diversified across industries
- Both newer companies and well-known, established companies of all market caps
Meet the Team
You can’t invest in the same things as everyone else and hope you’ll outperform benchmarks. You need to differentiate yourself.
Daniel C. Roarty, CFA—Chief Investment Officer—Sustainable Thematic Equities
Alpha is the risk-adjusted measurement of "excess return" over a benchmark. Beta is a measure of an investment’s volatility in comparison to the market as a whole. Duration is a measure of the sensitivity of an asset or portfolio’s price to interest rate movements. Information ratio is a measurement of portfolio returns beyond the returns of a benchmark, compared to the volatility of those returns. R-squared is the percentage of a portfolio’s price movements that can be explained by movements in a benchmark index. Sharpe ratio is a measure of the fund’s return relative to the investment risk it has taken. A higher Sharpe ratio means the fund’s returns have been better given the level of risk the fund has taken. Standard deviation is a measure of the dispersion of a portfolio’s return from its mean. Tracking error is the difference in actual performance between a portfolio and its corresponding benchmark. Up capture measures the percentage of market gains captured when markets are up. Down capture measures the percentage of market losses endured when markets are down.
Risks To Consider
Capitalization Size Risk (Small/Mid): Small- and mid-cap stocks are often more volatile than large-cap stocks?smaller companies generally face higher risks due to their limited product lines, markets and financial resources.
Derivatives Risk: Derivatives may be more sensitive to changes in market conditions and may amplify risks.
ESG Risk: Applying ESG and sustainability criteria to the investment process may exclude securities of certain issuers for nonfinancial reasons and, therefore, the Fund may forgo some market opportunities available to funds that do not use ESG or sustainability criteria.
Foreign (Non-US) Risk: Non-US securities may be more volatile because of political, regulatory, market and economic uncertainties associated with such securities. Fluctuations in currency exchange rates may negatively affect the value of the investment or reduce returns. These risks are magnified in emerging or developing markets.
Market Risk: The market values of the portfolio’s holdings rise and fall from day to day, so investments may lose value.
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