Vontobel launches mtx sustainable EM leaders equity fund
Vontobel Asset Management launched GBP share class of its mtx sustainable EM leaders equity fund. This launch emphasises Vontobel’s commitment to provide UK investors with access to its emerging markets equity expertise.
Managed by Roger Merz, CFA and Thomas Schaffner, CFA, from Vontobel’s sustainable leaders team, the fund holds a five-star rating from Morningstar and has received several performance awards in Europe and Asia this year. The fund invests in industry-leading companies that are structurally better positioned than their competitors, generate higher returns on invested capital, trade at a discount to their intrinsic value and effectively address environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
The fund is mainly invested in domestic as well as in globally leading companies which, due to their leading industry positions compared to their peers, are in a better position to offset possible shocks from global trade.
“This launch is in response to a specific client request for a pound sterling share class for UK wealth management clients,” says Sheridan Bowers, Vontobel’s head of UK and Ireland. “The new share class will be available on several UK wholesale platforms and is also suitable for pension fund and charity clients. The performance of the fund clearly demonstrates that integrating ESG factors into the investment process can deliver long-term outperformance within the emerging markets.”