This Sub-Fund mainly invests in a diversified portfolio of European equity and Eurozone fixed income instruments from companies and issuers pursuing policies of sustainable development observing environmental, social and governance principles.
The equity portfolio is comprised predominantly of equities and/or other equity related transferable securities (i.e. warrants on transferable securities – up to a maximum of 10% of the net assets of the Sub-Fund – and convertible bonds) issued by companies that combine the respect of social principles, such as human rights, non-discrimination, the fight against child labour, and environmental and governance principles with their focus on financial targets. The selection of portfolio holdings is based on the companies that best fulfil the combination of these criteria, largely determined by a “best-in-class” approach.
The fixed income portfolio is comprised predominantly of euro-denominated debt securities and money market instruments. When selecting investments the Investment Manager will analyse, maintain and update the credit rating of future investments and shall ensure that the average rating of the portfolio is BBB- or better. The manager will always take into consideration the quality and diversity of issuers and sectors along with the maturity date.
Measured over a period of several years this Sub-Fund aims to beat the performance of the Benchmark composed as follows: 50% MSCI Europe Index (Net), 50% Barclays Euro Aggregate.