Vontobel has top sustainable fund

Vontobel’s Sustainable Emerging Markets Leaders is the top performing sustainable fund over the past 5 years, according to AJ Bell. With AUM of $4 billion since launching eight years ago, the fund is run by Thomas Schaffner and Roger Merz and looks to invest in emerging markets companies that support sustainable economic activity. It enjoyed returns of 109% over the past 5 years and 10.4% over the past year. The top performing sustainable fund over the past 12 months is the Fundsmith Sustainable Equity fund which has seen a return of 17.1%.

The top 10 sustainable funds – 5-year returns

Vontobel mtx Sustainable Emerging Markets Leaders, 108%
Royal London Sustainable Diversified Trust, 60%
Royal London Sustainable World Trust, 94.7%
Liontrust Sustainable Future Managed, 75.3%
Hermes Global Equity ESG, 81.7%
Royal London Sustainable Managed Growth Trust, 40.2%
Fundsmith Sustainable Equity, 17.1% (one year)
Rathbone Ethical Bond, 32.2%
Royal London Emerging Markets ESG Leaders Equity, 6.9% (one year)
Liontrust Sustainable Future Global Growth, 104.2%