Nordea’s Emerging Stars Bond Strategy  awarded “Towards Sustainability” label

LUXEMBOURG, LU — Nordea Asset Management is honoured to receive recognition from the Belgian Central Labelling Agency in the form of a “Towards Sustainability” label for its Emerging Stars Bond Strategy.

The Central Labelling Agency (CLA) of the Belgian SRI label announced its decision to award Nordea’s Emerging Stars Bond Strategy the “Towards Sustainability” label. “We are really thrilled about recent developments in ESG awareness in the Belgian market and see the Towards Sustainability label as a further endorsement of Nordea’s longstanding engagement in sustainable investments,” said Roger De Passe, Head of Nordea Asset Management’s Belgian branch. “We are looking forward to creating further value for the Belgian investors with our distribution partners.”

Nordea’s Emerging Stars Bond Strategy represents Nordea’s expansion into Fixed Income ESG solutions. “In the same way that ESG risk is an important factor in EM equities, it can be particularly material in the Emerging Market debt environment,” says Thede Rüst, Head of Nordea’s EM Debt Team and manager of the strategy. “This strategy is designed to beat the benchmark and deliver long-term sustainable returns by offering a materially improved ESG profile compared to the general market.”*

The Towards Sustainability Initiative aspires to increase the quality of socially responsible and sustainable financial products, and to reassure potential investors that labelled financial products are managed in keeping with the highest sustainability standards. Independent supervision by the CLA protects the integrity of the quality standard and the label. For more information on the “Towards Sustainability” label, visit www.towardssustainability.be

*There can be no warranty that an investment objective, targeted returns and results of an investment structure is achieved. The value of your investment can go up and down, and you could lose some or all of your invested money.

About Nordea Asset Management
Nordea Asset Management (NAM, AuM 204bn EUR*), is part of the Nordea Group, the largest financial services group in the Nordic region (AuM 280bn EUR*). NAM offers European and global investors’ exposure to a broad set of investment funds. We serve a wide range of clients and distributors which include banks, asset managers, independent financial advisors and insurance companies. Nordea Asset Management has a presence in Bonn, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Helsinki, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, New York, Oslo, Paris, Santiago de Chile, Singapore, Stockholm, Vienna and Zurich. Nordea’s local presence goes hand in hand with the objective of being accessible and offering the best service to clients. Nordea’s success is based on a sustainable and unique multi-boutique approach that combines the expertise of specialised internal boutiques with exclusive external competences allowing us to deliver alpha in a stable way for the benefit of our clients. NAM solutions cover all asset classes from fixed income and equity to multi asset solutions, and manage local and European as well as US, global and emerging market products.

*Source: Nordea Investment Funds, S.A., 31.03.2020

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