Article 8 Funds

Our Article 8 funds as per the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. Emerging Markets Equity Driehaus Emerging Markets Sustainable Equity Fund Heptagon…

Our Article 8 UCITS Funds

Our Article 8 funds as per the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. 

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Driehaus Emerging Markets sustainable Equity Fund

The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term capital growth. The Fund’s Sub-Investment Manager, Driehaus Capital Management LLC, is a privately-held boutique asset management firm founded in 1982 and located in Chicago, USA.

The investment style is a bottom up growth equity investment approach. The strategy exploits equity market inefficiencies that materialize following inflection points, combining fundamental, behavioural, and macro analysis as well as integrating environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) criteria as part of the investment research process.

The approach focuses on companies with strong or improving ESG attributes and growth opportunities tied to social and environmental solutions, and robust governance structures. It also includes evaluating fundamental factors relating to the companies such as the competitiveness of the relevant industry, the company’s business model, recent and projected financial metrics and upcoming product releases to be introduced by the company. Macroeconomic or country specific analyses are also utilized to evaluate the sustainability of a company’s growth rate.

Heptagon European Focus Equity Fund

The Fund aims to deliver long-term capital appreciation by investing in European equities.

The Fund employs a high conviction, bottom-up, low turnover, research driven strategy with a focus on companies that exhibit sustainable long- term growth. Rigorous fundamental analysis is utilised to identify companies believed to have intrinsic value greater than market valuations.

ESG considerations are essential to the investment process, the Fund does not invest in areas such as gambling, weapons, or tobacco and engages in active dialogue with companies to foster good ESG practices and improve the sustainability profile of companies in the long-term. The Fund also avoids commodity or energy stocks and does not generally invest in purely financial sectors as these are deemed to be closely integrated with a slow-growing economy. The Fund favours large-capitalised stocks with adequate free-float liquidity and more concentrated business models over those widely diversified. Fund Manager, Christian Diebitsch, joined Heptagon in 2014 and has been managing European Equity funds with the same investment style since 2007.

The Fund aims to deliver consistent and sustainable long-term returns by investing in a concentrated portfolio of global equities.

The Fund seeks to invest in a diverse range of businesses offering exposure to the key trends which we believe will help shape the future. These trends naturally align with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and are trends which we believe will grow in importance regardless of the economy and regulation.

The Fund is highly concentrated with low levels of turnover, and is sector, size, and geography agnostic. Portfolio construction is conducted bottom-up, with an emphasis on quantitative and qualitative factors as well as ESG considerations. The Fund does not invest in areas such as gambling, weapons, or tobacco and engages in active dialogue with companies to foster good ESG practices and improve the sustainability profile of companies in the long-term. Fund Manager, Alex Gunz, has worked in finance since 1997 and prior to joining Heptagon in 2011 was a top-ranked analyst at firms including Credit Suisse and JP Morgan.

The Fund aims to deliver consistent and sustainable long-term returns by investing in a concentrated portfolio of global equities.

The Fund seeks to invest in a diverse range of businesses offering exposure to the key trends which we believe will help shape the future. These trends naturally align with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and are trends which we believe will grow in importance regardless of the economy and regulation.

The Fund is highly concentrated with low levels of turnover, and is sector, size, and geography agnostic. Portfolio construction is conducted bottom-up, with an emphasis on quantitative and qualitative factors as well as ESG considerations. The Fund does not invest in areas such as gambling, weapons, or tobacco and engages in active dialogue with companies to foster good ESG practices and improve the sustainability profile of companies in the long-term. Fund Manager, Alex Gunz, has worked in finance since 1997 and prior to joining Heptagon in 2011 was a top-ranked analyst at firms including Credit Suisse and JP Morgan.

Summit Sustainable Opportunities L/S Equity Fund

The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital appreciation primarily by gaining long and short exposure to global equities.

The Fund’s Sub-Investment Manager, Summit Partners Public Asset Management, LLC, seeks to make investments based on individual theses and focuses on companies that offer disruptive, market-driven solutions to global sustainability challenges.

The Sub-Investment Manager believes that the long-term case for sustainably oriented investing is strong and supported both by the increasing availability of economically viable, sustainably oriented business models and by meaningful demographic tailwinds. Target companies may offer sustainably oriented products or services, or take an efficient approach to resource generation or consumption – including through the consideration of environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors. The Fund may also sell short securities and apply hedging strategies, the Sub-Investment Manager believes this approach allows for alpha generation, active volatility management relative to the broader market and more effective risk management. The Fund is expected to hold 50-70 businesses in total.

The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth by investing primarily in equity securities of large cap global companies located throughout the world.

The Fund’s Sub-Investment Manager, WCM Investment Management, is an independent asset management firm based in Laguna Beach, California. The firm was founded in 1976 and has USD 100 billion of assets under management.

The Sub-Investment Manager uses a bottom-up approach that seeks to identify companies with attractive attributes, such as long-term historical growth in revenue and earnings, and/or a potential for superior future growth. The Sub-Investment Manager’s investment process seeks companies that are industry leaders who are viewed as innovators in their field with business strategies aimed at building on opportunities that have sustainable competitive advantages leading to the outperformance of competitors; corporate cultures emphasizing strong, quality and experienced management, with cultures that help to foster these attributes at management level; low or no debt; and attractive relative valuations.