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GIB Asset Management launches Sustainable World Corporate Bond Fund

10/22 GIB Asset Management

Marketing Communication

London, 10th October: GIB Asset Management (“GIB AM”), the UK-based sustainable asset manager, today announced the launch of the GIB AM Sustainable World Corporate Bond Fund (the “Fund”). The Fund is part of the Amundi UCITS Fund Partners ICAV, an Irish-domiciled UCITS collective investment scheme.

The Fund will be managed by Samantha Lamb, Head of Fixed Income, supported by a team of three who have over 65 years of combined fixed income experience.

The Fund aims to generate strong returns by investing in corporate bonds of companies, that are believed to have the potential to help solve our greatest challenges for people and the planet. This is done by seeking to identifying the greatest social and environmental challenges; selecting companies with products or solutions that the team believes can solve these challenges; and analysing credit resilience, including assessing the impact of strategic investment decisions. This allows for a diversified portfolio[1] that aims to deliver returns above the benchmark across the cycle.

The Fund will be available for institutional investors in Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden and the UK.

It will be classified as Article 9 under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

Samantha Lamb, Head of Fixed Income, commented: “We have built a team with diverse backgrounds and expertise within fixed income, but who each share a common goal of delivering returns for our clients while supporting a sustainable future for people and planet. We have also built an investment approach from scratch to help support businesses solving the world’s biggest challenges, while ensuring we invest in some of the most compelling credits from a long-term perspective. The result is a balanced and diversified portfolio that aims to deliver returns, whilst supporting those companies who are making a difference.”

Katherine Garrett-Cox, CEO, further added: “There are few existing options for investors who want to access global fixed income markets in a way that taps into the financial opportunities presented by challenges such as healthy nutrition, connectivity, clean energy and inclusive growth. The Sustainable World Corporate Bond fund aims to fill this gap, with its innovative thematic approach to fixed income investing.”

[1] Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss

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