Janus Henderson fund targets sustainable technologies

techn_investmentJanus Henderson has launched a fund that will invest in sustainable technology-related companies.

Using a thematic framework, the fund will invest in companies that align to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The Janus Henderson Sustainable Future Technologies Fund will be managed by Alison Porter, Richard Clode, and Graeme Clark.

They will be supported by a team of ESG specialists, led by head of ESG investments, Paul LaCoursiere. The fund will also be supported by a dedicated analyst team.

Clode said: “Technology has the ability to deliver across all of the components of ESG; while global regulation and classification initially concentrated on environmental sustainability, this fund is looking to go much further and expand to incorporate much wider social issues.  

“The reach of technology is limitless and the sector has a unique and critical role to play in servicing social goals; to help democratise access to services, reduce inequality and upgrade quality of life.” 

The fund will be available as an OEIC and is primarily aimed at both wholesale retail and institutional investors in the UK.

The firm has also unveiled the Janus Henderson Horizon US Sustainable Equity Fund, which will aim to deliver long-term capital growth for investors by investing in US companies that are contributing positively to the development of a sustainable global economy.

This fund will be available in a Sicav structure and is primarily aimed at investors in the Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific markets.  

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