SICAV (UCITS compliant)

L&G Net Zero Short Dated Global Corporate Bond Fund

Fund facts

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Launch date
15 Feb 2023
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As at 30 Apr 2023

Fund aim

The objective of the Fund is to provide a combination of growth and income by outperforming the Bloomberg Global Corporates 1-5 Year index, the “Benchmark Index”, after the deduction of any charges and measured over rolling three-year periods. The Fund aims to deliver this whilst investing in line with the Investment Manager’s Net Zero Framework.


Bloomberg Global Corporates 1-5 years

  • What does it invest in? Invests at least 70% in short dated fixed income securities, including bonds and other debt instruments, issued in a variety of currencies by companies and governments worldwide.
  • How does it invest? Actively managed, investing in global portfolio of short dated fixed income securities with a focus Net Zero temperature goals along with carbon reduction targets compared to the benchmark. The fund will make use of derivatives for investment purposes or for efficient portfolio management.
  • Does it promote sustainability characteristics? The Fund promotes a range of environmental and social characteristics. Further information on how such characteristics are met by the Fund can be found in the Supplement.

Fund Managers

Matthew was appointed Head of Global Bond Strategies in September 2019. Prior to this he was co-head of the Euro credit portfolio management team, responsible for Euro-benchmarked and absolute return funds. He joined LGIM in March 2009 as a senior research analyst responsible for covering financial institutions and joined the Euro credit portfolio management team in February 2011. Prior to this Matthew spent three years as a Partner at Banquo Credit Management (a multibillion euro absolute return investment manager) and four years at UBS as Head of Financial Institutions Ratings Advisory. Matthew has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services and graduated from the University of York with a BA (hons) in English. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in 1996.

Jonathan works within LGIM’s Global Bond Strategies team where he managers both benchmark and unconstrained portfolios. Jonathan joined LGIM in October 2014 from BNY Mellon where he was part of the Quantitative Trading Group. Jonathan holds a BA (hons) in International Business from the Strathclyde University, and completed a Master’s in investment management from the Cass Business School.




SFDR categorisation: Article 8Article 8: These funds promote environmental and/or social characteristics

Environmental characteristics

The Fund promotes the following environmental characteristics related to climate change:

  • reduction of greenhouse gas emissions intensity;
  • avoiding investments in certain fossil fuels; and
  • support of better practices in energy consumption (or usage).

The Fund also promotes the following other environmental characteristics:

  • support of biodiversity and responsible land use.
Social characteristics

The Fund promotes the following social characteristics relating to social norms and standards:

  • human rights, labour rights and anti-corruption as set out in the principles of the UN Global Compact; and
  • avoiding the financing of controversial weapons.

No reference benchmark has been designated for the purpose of attaining the environmental or social characteristics promoted by the Fund.

Whilst environmental and social characteristics are promoted through the application of the sustainability-related investment strategy, investors are reminded that these environmental and social characteristics are not sustainable investment objectives.

The Fund seeks to implement LGIM’s Responsible Investment Framework which aims to provide a consistent and systematic approach to exclusions, refined criteria and thresholds for setting environmental and social characteristics with a defined terminology and approach to support the implementation of such characteristics across the financial products managed by LGIM.

The Responsible Investment Framework sets out the various types of investment strategies that LGIM’s financial products can follow and the responsible investing methodologies that explain how such investment strategies are defined and implemented.

The Fund follows the following sustainability-related investment strategy:

Battery Value-Chain Theme
Clean Water Theme
Clean Energy Theme
Hydrogen Economy Theme
Healthcare Breakthrough Theme
Pharma Breakthrough Theme
Green Bonds
RAFI Exclusions
Solactive PAB Optimisation
Solactive Exclusions
Net Zero

The Fund utilises LGIM’s net zero framework to assess its portfolio’s carbon emissions intensity and temperature alignment profile during portfolio construction. Net zero alignment measures the extent to which issuers in which financial products invest either are, or are not, aligning their businesses to the Paris Agreement goal. The purpose of the Paris Agreement goal is to limit global warming to well below 2°C and as close to 1.5°C as possible above pre-industrial levels by 2100, which means targeting net zero carbon emissions globally by 2050 as the safest way to meet this goal. LGIM uses its proprietary model called LGIM [email protected] to evaluate and project companies’ carbon emissions intensity into the future and compare them with sector level targets to achieve alignment with the Paris Agreement goals, and to calculate the temperature alignment of financial products accordingly. The Fund seeks to achieve net zero alignment consistent with the Paris Agreement by:

  • targeting a weighted average carbon emissions intensity, that is at least 50% lower by 31 December 2030 than the base-line level of the Benchmark Index as at 31 December 2019. Weighted average carbon emissions intensity measures the volume of carbon emissions of investee companies and/or countries in relation to the revenue they generate. The Fund will target net zero carbon emissions intensity by 2050. At inception the Fund achieved at least a 33% reduction in weighted average carbon emissions intensity compared to the base-line level of the Benchmark Index as at 31 December 2019.
  • targeting an implied temperature alignment score of 1.5°C by 31 December 2030 onwards. At inception the Fund achieved an implied temperature alignment score of 2.75°C or below; and
  • excluding investments in issuers which make investments in new thermal coal or oil sands capacity.
SDG Alignment

The SDGs were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 which integrate all three aspects of sustainable development; social, economic and environmental and are a call for action to promote prosperity and fight inequalities while protecting the planet. LGIM developed its own proprietary SDG scoring process which assesses the extent to which a company or sovereign issuer positively contributes to, or detracts from the SDGs by analysing revenue streams and business practices for companies and primarily human rights credentials for sovereign issuers. LGIM uses the SDG scoring process as a forward-looking indicator at the sector level to assess and determine whether a company’s or sovereign issuers alignment to the SDGs is (i) positive, (ii) negative, or (iii) neutral. Companies and/or sovereigns that demonstrate a negative alignment to one or more of the SDGs are excluded, including companies generating a certain level of their revenues from tobacco production.

Carbon Emissions Intensity Target
LGIM's Future World Protection List

The Future World Protection List (‘FWPL’) consists of companies that fail to meet minimum standards of globally accepted business practices on sustainability, or our minimum requirements on the carbon transition. There are three components to the list:

  • Companies that generate 20% or more of their revenues from involvement in mining and extraction of thermal coal, thermal-coal power generation and oil sands,
  • Companies that are in breach of one or more principles of the United Nation Global Compact for a continuous period of three years (36 months) or more (that are considered persistent violators), or
  • Companies involved in the manufacture and production of controversial weapons.

The Fund excludes investments in companies on FWPL. The list is monitored on an on-going basis and updated semi-annually. In order to determine the companies included on the list, we use data from a number of external ESG data providers.

Further information can be found at

LGIM's Climate Impact Pledge

The Fund excludes companies that fail to meet LGIM’s minimum requirements on climate change following engagement under Climate Impact Pledge (‘CIP’).

  • The CIP maps out a large number of companies worldwide, in climate-critical sectors against key indicators. Using quantitative and qualitative measures, such companies are assessed under a traffic light system drawing on independent data providers and our pioneering climate modelling.
  • Based on the results of engagement with these companies, LGIM uses escalating methods as necessary, which includes a period of engagement with companies and in the event that a company continues to make insufficient progress and fails to meet LGIM’s minimum standard expectation, may include sanction through voting and divestment.
  • The CIP is monitored on an on-going basis and updated annually. The ESG data that is used in connection with the CIP is sourced from third-party data providers.

Further information can be found at Climate Impact Pledge overview

Foxberry Paris Aligned
MSCI Exclusions
JPM Exclusions
Additional Exclusions
ESG Factor Evaluation

LGIM considers ESG factors when making investment decisions on behalf of the Fund which include a number of environmental and social factors, for example relating to:

  • climate change
  • water and waste
  • supply chain
  • environmental policies and controls
  • labour rights, health and safety
  • bribery and corruption.

The evaluation process starts with the identification of ESG factors using both top-down and bottom-up approaches. The top-down research analysis focuses on determining the resiliency of sectors on a macro level, while the bottom-up research process evaluates the ESG credentials of individual companies.

LGIM has developed a proprietary research tool called Active ESG View which brings together granular quantitative and qualitative ESG inputs. Active ESG View primarily uses third-party data from multiple different vendors which includes hundreds of ESG metrics (including data on carbon emissions, water and waste, environmental policies and controls, labour, health and safety, bribery and corruption) spanning 64 specific sectors and/or sub-sectors from a number of ESG data providers.

The quantitative inputs consist of two components:

  1. an ESG score calculated in Active ESG View which evaluates and scores issuers from an environmental, social and governance perspective, and
  2. a screening of investee companies in respect of their involvement in certain products and services, and certain controversies and violations of norms and standards. This screening, directly or indirectly, maps to some of the adverse sustainability indicators set out in Table 1 of Annex I of the Level 2 Measures.

LGIM sets minimum thresholds for both of these components in Active ESG View. These are then supplemented by LGIM’s qualitative assessment of the sustainability risks and opportunities relating to the relevant issuer. This qualitative assessment is performed by the Global Research and Engagement Groups (“GREGs”) which bring together representatives from LGIM’s investment and investment stewardship teams across regions and asset classes. Where issuers fail to meet either of the components of the quantitative assessment, and the GREGs have reviewed and agreed with the assessment through qualitative analysis, LGIM will seek to limit the Fund’s aggregate exposure to such issuers relative to their weights in the Benchmark Index.

The sustainability indicator that will be used in relation to the attainment of the environmental and social characteristics relating to this process will measure the aggregate overweight exposure to issuers that are not aligned with LGIM’s requirements for ESG factor evaluation compared to such issuers' weight in the Benchmark Index.

LGIM Coal Policy
LGIM Controversial Weapons
J.P. Morgan ESG Exclusions
J.P. Morgan ESG Score
FTSE ESG Exclusions
ROBO Global ESG Policy
Solactive ESG Exclusions
Solactive ESG Enhanced Exclusions
Nasdaq ESG Exclusions
Stoxx Exclusions

While the Fund promotes environmental and social characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the SFDR, it does not currently commit to investing in any “sustainable investments” within the meaning of the SFDR. Accordingly, it should be noted that the investments underlying the Fund do not take into account the EU criteria for environmentally sustainable economic activities within the meaning of the Taxonomy Regulation.

Sustainable Investments

While the Fund promotes environmental and social characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the SFDR, it does not currently commit to investing in any “sustainable investments” within the meaning of the SFDR.

Principal Adverse Impacts

The Fund considers principal adverse impacts on sustainability factors and LGIM has identified a subset of the adverse sustainability indicators that are relevant to the Fund’s investments. The Fund considers principal adverse impacts, identified using the below listed sustainability indicators, through the implementation of the Fund’s ESG investment strategy.

  • PAI 1: GHG emissions
  • PAI 2: Carbon footprint
  • PAI 3: GHG intensity of companies
  • PAI 4: Exposure to fossil fuel companies
  • PAI 5: Share of non-renewable energy
  • PAI 6: Energy consumption intensity
  • PAI 7: Activities negatively affecting biodiversity-sensitive areas
  • PAI 8: Emissions to water
  • PAI 10: Companies violating UNGC/OECD
  • PAI 11: Companies without policies on UNGC/OECD
  • PAI 13: Board gender diversity
  • PAI 14: Controversial weapons



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Dealing information

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Country registration

This share class is registered for sale in the following countries:

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Key risks

The value of an investment and any income taken from it is not guaranteed and can go down as well as up, you may not get back the amount you originally invested.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

This fund holds bonds that are traded through agents, brokers or investment banks matching buyers and sellers. This makes the bonds less easy to buy and sell than investments traded on an exchange. In exceptional circumstances the fund may not be able to sell bonds and may defer withdrawals, or suspend dealing. The Directors can only delay paying out if it is in the interests of all investors and with the permission of the fund depositary.

The fund invests directly or indirectly in bonds which are issued by companies or governments. If these companies or governments experience financial difficulty, they may be unable to pay back some or all of the interest, original investment or other payments that they owe. If this happens, the value of the fund may fall.

Prices of the ABS/MBS may be volatile, and will generally fluctuate due to a variety of factors that are inherently difficult to predict. In addition, the terms of the ABS/MBS may restrict its sale in particular circumstances.

The fund could lose money if any institution providing services such as acting as counterparty to derivatives or other instruments, becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations to the fund.

Derivatives are highly sensitive to changes in the value of the asset on which they are based and can increase the size of losses and gains. The impact to the fund can be greater where derivatives are used in an extensive or complex way.

The fund may have underlying investments that are valued in currencies that are different from sterling (British pounds). Exchange rate fluctuations will impact the value of your investment. Currency hedging techniques may be applied to reduce this impact but may not entirely eliminate it.

We may take some or all of the ongoing charges from the fund's capital rather than the fund's income. This increases the amount of income, but it reduces the growth potential and may lead to a fall in the value of the fund.

Investment returns on bonds are sensitive to trends in interest rate movements. Such changes will affect the value of your investment.

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Source and third party data

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Issued by LGIM Managers (Europe) Limited as management company for this fund. Registered in Ireland No. 609677. Registered Office: 33/34 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin, 2, Ireland. Authorised and Regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland No. C173733.

Legal & General Investment Management Limited has been appointed as the discretionary investment manager for these Funds and is Registered in England and Wales No. 02091894. Registered Office: One Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5AA, United Kingdom. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, No. 119272.