NN IP highlights sustainability strategy track record

NN Investment Partners has highlighted the ability of two of its sustainability strategies to beat their benchmarks, as the NN Global Sustainable Equity strategy achieved a 15-year track record and the NN European Sustainable Equity strategy reached a 10-year track record.

Both managed by Hendrik-Jan Boer, head of Sustainable Investments and senior portfolio manager Sustainable Equity, the strategies have respectively served up a gross annual average return of 3.55% versus 2.74% for the MSCI DM World Net index, and 7.69% versus 5.98% for the MSCI DM Europe Net index (figures to July).

NN IP noted that its AUM in sustainable equity strategies have risen to €2.2bn from €280m over four years.

Boer said: “ESG factors play a crucial role in our investment process,  providing us with the full picture of the risks and opportunities that a company faces. This has a positive effect on the risk-adjusted return characteristics of our strategies.”

“With a seven fold rise in assets in less than four years it is clear the quality-focused sustainable approach strongly appeals to our client base. In a market environment with increasing volatility we expect both the global and European sustainable equity strategy to continue to be an attractive option for investors.”

Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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