A benchmark-agnostic portfolio of equity and fixed income securities 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, fitting into sustainable investment themes
- Identifies sustainable investment themes that are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, such as health, climate, and empowerment
- Uses “bottom-up” company analysis, focusing on prospective earnings growth, valuation, and quality of company management and its exposure to ESG factors
- Equity portfolio consists of US companies aligned with sustainable themes, diversified across industries and market caps
- Fixed income portfolio consists of individual debt securities allocated to US government treasury and agency securities
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.
Commodity Risk: Commodity-linked investments may experience greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. The value of commodity-linked investments may be affected by financial factors, political developments and natural disasters.
Credit Risk: A bond's credit rating reflects the issuer's ability to make timely payments of interest or principal - the lower the rating, the higher the risk of default. If the issuer's financial strength deteriorates, the issuer's rating may be lowered and the bond's value may decline.
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.
Interest Rate Risk: As interest rates rise, bond prices fall and vice versa, long-term securities tend to rise and fall more than short-term securities.
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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