Nordea Asset Management adds another ESG fixed income product to its STARS range


LUXEMBOURG, LU — Nordea Asset Management (NAM) has expanded its fixed income offering in the ESG space with the launch of the Nordea 1 – Emerging Stars Bond Fund (BP-USD LU1915689316; BI-USD LU1915689829).

Building on the success of NAM’s STARS fund range in the equities space, the asset manager is adding another fixed income solution with the new Nordea 1 – Emerging Stars Bond Fund (the “Fund”).

Fixed income funds with true ESG implementation represent a relatively new approach to Responsible Investment. The market is beginning to take notice—there is growing recognition among EM investors that ESG issues can present material credit risk with respect to sovereign debt. NAM’s new Fund offers investors a unique opportunity to invest in EM debt with ESG integration.

“Given the increasing economic importance of emerging markets, EM Debt is likely to continue delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns in the medium to long term,” says Thede Rüst, Head of Nordea’s EM Debt Team and manager of the Fund. “In addition to the solid risk/return profile and attractive valuations of EM Debt, the Fund benefits from a proprietary ESG model that goes beyond simply adhering to an exclusion list.” Members of the portfolio management team participate in international working groups and collaborative forums in order to engage with sovereigns and help them define ESG issues in the EM sovereign space.

The team also collaborates closely with NAM’s award-winning Responsible Investment (RI) Team. “In the same way that ESG risk is an important factor in EM equities, it can be particularly material in the EM debt environment,” says Marjo Koivisto, co-Head of Responsible Investments at NAM. “This Fund is designed to beat the benchmark and deliver long-term sustainable returns and responsibility by offering a materially improved ESG profile compared to the general market.”

 

 

About Nordea Asset Management
Nordea Asset Management (NAM, AuM 216.8bn EUR*), is part of the Nordea Group, the largest financial services group in Northern Europe (AuM 311.5bn 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 Cologne, 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. Visit us at www.nordea.lu

*Source: Nordea Investment Funds, S.A., 30.09.2018

 

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