How Sustainability Risks are part of the investment process
The investments underlying this financial product (referred to as the Fund) do not take into account the EU criteria for environmentally sustainable economic activities, although the Management Company and the Investment Manager have agreed a decision making process that will apply to investment decisions relating to the Fund as further detailed in the Prospectus.
The likely impacts of sustainability risks on the returns of the Fund
While the analysis of ESG factors is an integral component across the Investment Manager’s investment capabilities and one of a number of inputs to the selection of investments and portfolio construction, the investment process of the Investment Manager is primarily designed to maximise long-term risk-adjusted returns for investors. Therefore, in managing the Fund, the Investment Manager does not maximise portfolio alignment with sustainability risks as a separate goal in its own right nor does it precisely attribute the impact of ESG factors on returns for the Fund.
Principal adverse impacts (PAI)
The EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (“SFDR”) requires financial market participants to make a ‘comply or explain’ decision as to whether they consider principal adverse impacts (“PAIs”) of investment decisions on sustainability factors in accordance with a specific regime outlined in SFDR (the “PAI Regime”). Janus Henderson Investors Europe S.A. (“JHIESA”) is a member of the Janus Henderson group incorporated in Luxembourg and is subject to SFDR as a financial market participant.
JHIESA is supportive of the general policy aims of the PAI Regime, to improve transparency to clients, investors and the market, as to how financial market participants integrate consideration of the adverse impacts of investment decisions on sustainability factors. Taking into account the size, nature and scale of JHIESA’s activities, JHIESA has decided not to comply with the PAI Regime at the current time. Nonetheless, JHIESA wishes to affirm its overall commitment to ESG matters. As part of this commitment, JHIESA currently manages products that are classified under either Article 8 or Article 9 of SFDR. More information on Janus Henderson’s overall commitment to ESG matters is also described in our ESG overview.
JHIESA will keep its decision not to comply with the PAI Regime under regular review.