ABN AMRO and Boston Common AM launch ESG emerging markets fund

ABN AMRO Investment Solutions, the asset management company of ABN AMRO bank, has launched an emerging markets ESG equities fund for European investors.

The BN AMRO Boston Common Emerging Markets ESG Equities Fund, sub-managed by US investment management firm Boston Common Asset Management, follows a research-driven process and invests in a portfolio of 40-60 high-quality, primarily large and mid-cap companies with strong ESG profiles in emerging markets such as Brazil, China, Indonesia and India.

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The Ucits fund is fossil fuel-free and aligns with Boston Common AM’s strategy of targeting companies that address global sustainability challenges and opportunities.

Management of the fund will be led by Liz Su, CFA, with support from Matt Zalosh, CFA, and Praveen Abichandani, CFA, and backed by Boston Common’s ESG research and engagement team.

The fund will be available to clients residing in Luxembourg, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Sweden.

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Geeta Aiyer, president and founder at Boston Common AM, commented: « Emerging Markets companies are among the leading sustainability adopters globally. As active, engaged investors with a strong history of investing in emerging markets, we have a holistic view of these dynamic opportunities.”

Bob Hendriks, chief commercial officer at ABN AMRO Investment Solutions, added: “By entrusting the European distribution of this new ESG Original fund to ABN AMRO Investment Solutions, Boston Common AM is enabling European investors to invest in some of the most promising companies operating in emerging markets. Indeed, in the past year, the earnings growth expectations have moved higher for emerging markets compared to developed markets and the current equity valuation is at a near historic discount to developed markets.”

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