Stewart Investors launch EM sustainable fund

Stewart Investors’ Sustainable Funds Group has launched the Global Emerging Markets Leaders Sustainability Fund.

The Fund, now available to UK investors, invests in mid- to-large-cap companies that are considered by Stewart Investors’ Sustainable Funds Group to be well positioned to contribute to, and benefit from sustainable development. It will be managed by Jack Nelson and David Gait

The strategy focuses on companies with a market capitalisation of over US$1 billion and can hold between 25 – 60 investments at any one time with a minimum suggested timeframe for investors of seven years. It currently has assets under management globally of GBP193m (as at 31 October 2021).

Jack Nelson, Portfolio Manager, Stewart Investors’ Sustainable Funds Group, said:
“Having a strong focus on sustainability, in particular looking at companies’ stewardship and how they treat all stakeholders, is crucial in identifying the best long-term opportunities in emerging markets. Our bottom-up approach, as well as a long-term time horizon and regular engagement with our portfolio companies, allow us to identify and invest in quality companies with sustainability tailwinds. We believe that this is the best defense against emerging market risks, and ultimately the most effective way to protect and grow our clients’ capital over the long term.”