MSIM subsidiary launches ESG fund suite

/sites/default/files/images/stories/fe/News_images/ESG_world.jpgMorgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) subsidiary Calvert Research and Management has launched a suite of responsible investment strategies.

The new Calvert strategies meet the SFDR Article 9 criteria and have a sustainable investment objective across the ESG spectrum. The launch follows MSIM’s acquisition of Eaton Vance, Calvert’s parent company, in March 2021.

The newly available strategies invest in companies with leading ESG characteristics with the core objective of long-term value creation and positive global impact.

The Calvert Article 9 Funds are available through Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s distribution network and include:

  • MSINVF Calvert Sustainable Developed Europe Equity Select Fund
  • MSINVF Calvert Sustainable Developed Markets Equity Select Fund
  • MSINVF Calvert Sustainable US Equity Select Fund
  • MSINVF Calvert Sustainable Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund
  • MSINVF Calvert Sustainable Climate Aligned Fund

The MSINVF Calvert Sustainable Emerging Markets Equity Select Fund has been approved but will not be available for a number of weeks.

“We are excited about leveraging Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s leading non-U.S. distribution capabilities to bring Calvert’s proven, principles-based sustainable investment strategies to a much broader universe of investors,” said John Streur, president and chief executive officer of Calvert Research and Management.

Jacques Chappuis, global head of distribution and co-head of the solutions and multi-asset group at MSIM said: “Investors are increasingly focused on sustainability, and the launch of these new funds demonstrates our focus on delivering our clients best-in-class and market-leading products and solutions that align investor values with financial outcomes.

“European investors have a sophisticated understanding of how sustainability factors can lead to business success and Calvert has been honing this process for 40 years,” he added.

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