FUNDS - Vontobel Fund - mtx Sustainable Asian Leaders (ex Japan) B USD
Last update on: 23/01/2018

Fundname
Vontobel Fund - mtx Sustainable Asian Leaders (ex Japan) B USD

Investment Trusts
Vontobel Asset Management AG
Emittent
Vontobel Asset Management S.A.
Asset Manager
Vontobel Asset Management AG

Fund data (Equity Fund)

   
Fund size

(as of 31/12/2017)

259.43 mil. USD
Share class size

(as of 31/12/2017)

133.33 mil. USD
ISIN LU0384409263
Fund price (as of 23/01/2018)
Offer 422.77 USD
Bid 422.77 USD

Growth (as of 23/01/2018) *

   
10 Years n.s.
5 Years 122.30 %
3 Years 46.74 %
1 Year 38.39 %
Current year 6.22 %
Benchmark MSCI Asia ex Japan

* in Euro (€)

Master data of Funds
ISINLU0384409263
Launch date 17/11/2008
Available in AT, CH, DE, ES, FI, FR, GB, IT, LI, LU, NL, NO, PT, SE, SG
Fund type Equity Fund
Kind of fund Sustainability and ethical funds / Sustainability-/ Ethical fund
Aim of investment The aim of the fund is to achieve medium- to long-term positive returns above benchmark. The portfolio manager invests primarily in high quality companies with solid business models that are focused on long-term value as they are well as attractively valued. An integral part of the review is the sustainability profile of the companies, as this factor is becoming increasingly price-sensitive.
Investment strategy Investing in companies with clear upside potential, which we determined on the basis of careful bottom-up analysis. An integral part is the company-and sector-specific analysis to ecological, social and governance factors. These are described in large sector papers. The portfolio manager is investing in companies that use ESG - opportunities and manage ESG - risks.
Investment process The portfolio manager implements the investment strategy by pursuing a clearly structured, consistent investment process. The portfolio manager motivates the research team to pursue creative thinking and original ideas, but at the same time a disciplined, repeatable investment process. A disciplined bottom-up portfolio construction and rigorous risk controls support the investment process.
Screening and filtering reduce the global equity universe and ensures the focus of analysts. Filter: >3 bil$; adequate free float, Cash flow return on investment (CFROI) Screen, provides a standardized basis for global comparison of financial indicators, Separate sectoral Screens
Analysts doing a deep analysisi of companys after the initial screenings involving the following points:
Business Analysis: - Company-specific analysis - sector context - sustainability opportunities and risks - a meeting with the company - CFROI rating.
ESG minimum standards: - review of sector-specific minimum sustainability standards - Review of controversial activities and specific situation of the company. - If the results are negative, there will be no investment. The investment team works together with a global network of ESG research partners. These are specialized to evaluate the sustainability performance of companies. A key element of the research process is the direct dialogue with company management. The analysts addressing issues that are important for evaluating their investment thesis of meaning and examine whether the company is managed in the best interest of investors. At the heart of this assessment are industry-specific success factors, positioning the company and the quality of management. In addition, the analysts talk to the management of ESG issues as they can win better insight on these issues in a direct conversation than by the exclusive study of business or sustainability reports.
Positive criteria In the review of the ESG minimum standards the following areas are examined (environmental and social criteria vary according to sector):; Environment - Reduction of environmental pollution in their own operation - optimization of the products with respect to eco-efficiency - Responsible corporate governance and reporting ; Social - Progressive working conditions - fair dealing with Stakeholder; Governance - Independent Directors - Shareholders' Rights - Transparent compensation
Negative criteria for stocks and corporate bonds Governance:
- corruption and bribery*

Ethical and Social:
- alcohol/spirits*
- exploitative child labour*
- banned weapons
- gambling*
- weapons of mass destruction (ABC/CBRN)*
- pornography*
- cluster bombs and anti-personnel mines*
- tobacco products
- animal experimentation*
- violations of human rights*
- weapons/armaments

Environment:
- genetic engineering (agriculture)*
- nuclear power
- nuclear energy (operation or component manufacture)

Other:
- environmentally harmful activities/products
- environmentally harmful conduct*

Negative criteria for government bonds n.s.
Research done by Vontobel is supported by external partners:
Asia: OWW, MSCI ESG, GMI, RepRisk / USA: MSCI ESG, GMI, RepRisk / Europe: Oekom, GMI, RepRisk / International: All / Switzerland: Inrate, GMI, Reprisk
 

This fund profile is aligned with the fund company.

 

 

*no exclusion but part of the analysis

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