Powerful environmental and social trends are going to transform the global economy over coming decades. Clients already place responsible investment at the heart of their portfolios. That is why Janus Henderson Investors has launched the Janus Henderson Horizon Global Sustainable Equity Fund. The fund has UCITS status, is denominated in USD ($) and domiciled in Luxembourg. It is registered for sale in various markets across Europe.
Hamish Chamberlayne is the lead portfolio manager and has managed the strategy since December 2011. The new fund will utilise the same investment approach as the existing UK domiciled Global Sustainable Equity OEIC.
At the heart of the approach is the belief that the best investment returns will be generated by those companies which provide solutions to environmental and social challenges. These companies should have attractive financial attributes such as persistent revenue growth and durable cash flows.
The team aims to outperform the market over the long-term through creating a differentiated global equity portfolio of the best sustainability ideas. The team’s investment approach is explicitly low carbon and by incorporating environmental, social and governance factors into their analysis they seek to construct a portfolio with a favourable risk profile.
Hamish Chamberlayne, Head of SRI, said:
“Today’s launch is a natural progression from the launch of the strategy in 1991. The defining issue of our time –climate change- will require us to transition to a low-carbon and sustainable economy, while maintaining the levels of productivity necessary to deliver goods and services. This is why we believe that an SRI approach should not compromise the potential to provide positive returns through a differentiated global equity portfolio of the best sustainability ideas. Our strategy is designed to invest in businesses that are strategically aligned with the environmental and social trends that are changing the shape of the global economy. ”
Ignacio de la Maza, Head of Continental Europe Wholesale & LatAm, said:
“We are excited to bring this proven global sustainable equity strategy in a form that has appeal to continental European domiciled clients. This strategy offers clients the opportunity to responsibly invest in the future solutions to environmental and social challenges.”
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Notes to editors
– The strategy launched 28 years ago, on 1 August 1991 with the Janus Henderson Global Sustainable Equity Fund (domiciled in United Kingdom).
– The fund is multi-thematic and enables construction of a well-diversified portfolio, with unconstrained sector allocations.
– Founding signatory to the UNPRI and UK Stewardship Code (Tier 1) – Specialist Sustainable & Responsible Investment funds launched 28 years ago.
– The fund is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
– The strategy is explicitly low carbon.
– The strategy has US $1.1bn as at 30 April 2019.
– Janus Henderson has been involved in managing SRI portfolios for over 30 years
– Responsible Investment Committee comprising senior representatives from equities, fixed income and distribution oversees group approach.
– Specialist in-house team supports investments teams on voting, company engagement and ESG.
– Approach to ESG integration into portfolio risk analytics.
Hamish Chamberlayne is Head of SRI at Janus Henderson Investors. He is also the Portfolio Manager of the Janus Henderson Global Sustainable Equity and Institutional Global Responsible Managed strategies, a role he has performed since 2012. Hamish joined Henderson in 2011 from Gartmore where he was a member of the global equity team, serving as an equity analyst. Prior to this, he worked as a senior auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2004 until 2007, where he covered a variety of sectors including energy, technology, and communications. He began his career at Burlington Consultants in 2003 where he performed commercial due diligence on businesses identified as acquisition targets by private equity houses. Hamish graduated from New College, Oxford University with a master’s degree in chemistry. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, is a qualified accountant, and has 15 years of financial industry experience.
Aaron Scully is an Assistant Portfolio Manager on the Global Equity SRI Team at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2017. Additionally, Aaron has been a Research Analyst since 2009 focused on the Real Estate, Infrastructure, and Financial sectors. He joined Janus in 2001 as a corporate financial analyst, became a research associate in 2004, and was promoted to junior equity analyst in 2007. Prior to that, he worked as a financial analyst in the financial development programme at Cardinal Health. Aaron received his bachelor of science degree in finance from Indiana University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 21 years of financial industry experience.
George Crowdy is an Investment Manager at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2016. George joined Henderson in 2010 as part of the trainee scheme and moved on to the graduate scheme in 2011. He was promoted to an analyst role on the global equities team in 2013. George graduated with a BSc degree (Hons) in economics and finance from the University of Southampton. He holds the Investment Management Certificate and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He has 9 years of financial industry experience.
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