Amundi adds US Equity ESG improvers fund

Amundi US has announced the launch of the Amundi US Equity ESG Improvers SMA.

The actively managed strategy offers exposure to companies that embrace a positive ESG trajectory while also investing in companies that are currently ESG leaders in their sectors. The strategy seeks to outperform the S&P 500.

Lisa Jones, President and CEO of Amundi US, and Head of the Americas, said, “As we continue to expand the breadth of ESG solutions tailored to different client segments in the US, we identified an opportunity to import an innovative strategy from Amundi’s ESG Improvers range of offerings available outside the US. This ESG Improvers strategy may appeal to US investors looking for a core ESG holding with the potential to participate in the upside of companies that are expanding their focus on ESG.”

Craig Sterling, Head of Equity Research, US, and a member of the team managing the strategy, said, “We believe companies with a solid fundamental investment case, combined with a positive approach to ESG, may be well-positioned to drive alpha generation over time. This strategy is designed to bridge the gap between ESG momentum and financial performance.”