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Nomura launches global sustainable equity fund

The UK arm of Japanese asset manager, Nomura, has launched a Global Sustainable Equity Fund targeting companies that are aiming to make a positive impact on the environment and society. The fund focuses on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are a set of global goals, targets and indicators that focus on development in key areas. Targets range from the eradication of poverty to clean energy. The Ireland-domiciled Global Sustainable Equity Fund, which is a Ucits fund, will invest in a portfolio of 30 to 40 global equity stocks in sectors including healthcare, renewable energy and fintech. It is manged from London by Alex Rowe, lead portfolio manager and Tom Wildgoose, head of equity investment at Nomura Asset Management UK (NAM UK) and aims to outperform the MSCI All Country World Total Return by 2% - 3% per annum (net of fees) over a three-year rolling period, Nomura said in a statement. “The Global Sustainable Equity Fund launch marks a further extension of the Nomura Funds Ireland Plc. range of funds, which currently has $7.7 billion of assets under management,” said Peter Ball, managing director at NAM UK. “The strategy capitalises on Nomura’s global equity investment platform and long-standing track record as responsible investors,” he added. ©2019 funds global asia

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