SCB Asset Management Launch of the Global Sustainable Shares Fund
On November 24, 2020 at 5:20 p.m.
SCB Asset Management Launch of SCBGEESG, a global viable alternative stock
Mr. Narongsak Plonmechai CEO SCB Asset Management Co., Ltd. revealed that the company has launched a new mutual fund focused on investing in companies that care about the environment, society and good governance. For sustainable returns opportunities, including the SCB Global Sustainable Equity Fund (SCBGEESG), the project is worth 3,000 million baht, suitable for investors who want to invest in ESG shares and have good basic principles opportunity to grow quickly. Long-term sustainable Better long-term returns are expected from investing in general bonds. Increase investor choices and create opportunities for higher returns. The initial offer will start from 23 to 27 November 2020 with a minimum investment of only 1,000 baht.
For ESG investment, it is an investment that focuses on investing in companies that take into account the three areas of responsibility: Environment (Environment) is the company has policies and procedures in the organization to manage the environment clearly. And use the resources effectively Including the restoration of the natural environment affected by the company’s business activities. Social (society) is the company has a policy of managing human resources in a fair and just way. There is a continuous and quality promotion and development of employees. In addition to providing opportunities in communities where the company is involved to grow in a sustainable way and governance (good governance) is the good corporate governance of the company. Transparent operation There is a clear anti-corruption and anti-corruption risk management guideline. In addition to caring for stakeholders Including transparent tax payments in the government sector And from the beginning, environmental and social change has led to four key factors: limited resources, climate change, and population growth. And we are entering an aging society. This leads to a sustainable investment idea
This fund has an active management strategy, focusing on investing in a single foreign fund, namely the Janus Henderson Horizon – Global Sustainable Equity Fund (Master Fund) in US dollars per year per year. Account at least 80% of the fund’s OEM. The Master Fund is registered in accordance with the laws of Luxembourg (SICAV) and is governed by the UCITS in order to create long-term investment growth. It invests in securities of companies whose products or services contribute to positive environmental or social change. The fund can invest in derivatives. (Derivatives) to hedge the foreign exchange risk (Hedge) depending on the circumstances of each moment. This depends on the discretion of the investment manager
The Janus Henderson Horizon Master Fund – Global Sustainable Equity Fund and the Global Life Sciences Fund focus on highly trusted investment portfolios. In companies that are sustainable and have a positive impact on society and the environment, there are approximately 50 to 70 global reserves and opportunities for sustainable development. Strive to contribute to sustainable investments that are transparent and measurable. The fund will find investment opportunities in 10 investment topics related to the environment and society, such as clean energy, transport, water management, knowledge and technology development, health, safety. And quality of life, etc. The fund manages a team with over 30 years of experience in sustainable investment and is a leader in this field.
The fund management team believes that companies with good ESG can grow strongly. A fundamental analysis will be made to prioritize companies that are considered three key players: 1) Planet, where at least 50% of revenue should be related to a sustainable investment issue 2) People Companies must contribute to the development of the community. And society and 3) Profit companies must have opportunities to generate income in the long run. You have financial stability And there is support for new innovations For the main fund, the return of the last 3 months was 12.62%, 6 months at 38.92%, 1 year at 31.07% and 18.67% from the beginning year. (Source: Janus Henderson, from 30 g. November 2020)
“For the strengths of SCBGEESG, it is a fund that focuses on investing in sustainable stocks around the world. There is an in-depth fundamental analysis of individual investment stock strategies for both sustainability and financial stability. With investment capital spread across many industries Both large companies with business stability And include medium companies with high growth potential We believe in sustainable growth, innovation and long-term growth. There is an ongoing relationship, hence the concept of ESG investment and the systematic investment process. “It will lead to sustainable returns in the long run and it will benefit our planet in the future,” Narongsak said.