Janus Henderson Investors has launched Horizon Global Sustainable Equity fund.
The fund is authorised under the Ucits Directive, domiciled in Luxembourg and denominated in US Dollars. Euro asset classes are also available and holds distribution licenses for a number of European countries.
Hamish Chamberlayne will be the lead portfolio manager, who has been responsible for the strategy since December 2011.
The new strategy is based on the same investment approach as the UK-based OEIC fund, which was admitted to the German market in September 2018. The strategy was launched in 1991.
The fund is designed as a multi-theme fund and is based on ten long-term investment themes in four megatrends, which the fund management team considers essential for the future development of the global economy and society: climate change, scarcity of resources, population growth and demographic change. This allows the creation of a well diversified portfolio with fully flexible sector allocation.
It follows the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and explicitly pursues a low-carbon approach to reducing CO2 emissions. The volume of the strategy is U$1.1bn (as of 30 April 2019).
The team's goal is to outperform the market in the long run by building a differentiated global equity portfolio consisting of the "best ideas" in sustainability. By considering ESG factors, a portfolio with a favorable risk profile is sought. The starting point is the conviction that the best investment results are generated by companies offering solutions to environmental and social problems. They have attractive investment characteristics, such as sustainable earnings growth and sustainable cash flows.