Identifying Sustainable Rising Stars in Total Return Investing
As ESG data becomes more granular, integrating sustainability with fixed income investing has become even more viable. This has given us confidence to integrate sustainability with our Total Return strategy – a flexible, global, and non-benchmarked approach to fixed income investing.
Doing so helps to mitigate risks by avoiding issuers with the poorest ESG ratings, but gives us the flexibility to invest in “rising stars”. For us, these are issuers who may not be “best-in-class” in ESG terms today, but show promising signs of making significant improvements in the near future. This allows us to identify attractive investment opportunities with the biggest upside potential.
Ultimately, we are convinced that sustainability elevates our Total Return strategy to the next level.