Given current market events we have now populated Fund Centre with Fund exposures to assets with “country of risk*” as either Russia, Ukraine, or Belarus, or exposures to Russian Rouble currency. Please see the exposures below for further information.
*Sourced from Bloomberg
As at 31 May 2022
The objective of the Fund is to provide a combination of growth and income by outperforming the Markit iBoxx Euro Corporates Total Return index, the "Benchmark Index". The Fund aims to outperform the Benchmark Index by 0.5% per annum. This objective is before the deduction of any charges and measured over rolling three year periods.The Fund will generate investment return whilst excluding companies on the Responsible Exclusions list. The exclusion criteria applied to generate this list, is detailed in the investment policy.
Markit iBoxx Euro Corporates Total Return Index
- What does it invest in? Invests in a broad range of bonds and bond-related instruments denominated in Euro, Sterling and US Dollar, with at least 70% invested in a portfolio of Euro denominated bonds. Invests at least 70% in corporate bonds.
- How does it invest? Actively managed, investing primarily in fixed income securities with an investment grade (lower risk) credit rating. May also invest in debt with a sub-investment grade (higher risk) credit rating on a limited basis, as well as derivative instruments. Will exclude companies on the Responsible Exclusions list described on the fund's Key Investor Information Document.
- 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.
As at 29 Apr 2022
These numbers give indicative Fund exposures to assets with “country of risk” sourced from Bloomberg as either Russia, Ukraine, or Belarus, or exposures to Russian Rouble currency. The figures are based on early price estimated data so may differ from the fully verified month end NAV exposure. Where the holding is “indirect” (for example held in a sub-fund), best efforts have been made to ensure that exposure to the sub-fund(s) is on a consistent basis. As at dates have been chosen to reflect exposure both before and after the significant recent falls in values of impacted assets.
Exposures are presented to two decimal places, exposures may be rounded to 0 if less than 0.05%.
These exposures do not give an indication of the relative exposures versus the benchmark. With regard to index-based strategies, LGIM has a duty to track the relevant index to ensure clients receive exposure as set out in the relevant investment objective. Following the imposition of sanctions and assets being removed from indices the market was effectively frozen for foreign investors and all equity positions have been marked to zero in line with LGIM’s fair value pricing policy. Regardless of being priced at zero LGIM funds still own these securities and any value realised in the future will be for the sole benefit of the relevant fund. LGIM will seek to divest from such securities at such a time that market conditions allow consistent with our fiduciary duties and applicable sanctions.
Performance summary (%)
As at 31 May 2022
|Year to date||-8.44||-9.17|
As at 31 Mar 2022
|Year to date||-4.79||-5.36|
Rolling 12-month performance to last quarter end (%)
|12 months to 31 March||2018||2019||2020||2021||2022|
Calendar year performance (%)
Monthly performance (%)
Performance for the I EUR Acc unit class in EUR, launched on 24 October 2019. Source: Lipper.
Past performance is not a guide to the future.
Performance for the K EUR Acc unit class in EUR, launched on 21 October 2019. Source: Lipper.
Past performance is not a guide to the future.
Performance for the R EUR Acc unit class in EUR, launched on 07 October 2020. Source: Lipper.
Past performance is not a guide to the future.
Performance for the Z EUR Acc unit class in EUR, launched on 24 October 2019. Source: Lipper.
Past performance is not a guide to the future.
As at 31 May 2022. All data source LGIM unless otherwise stated. Totals may not sum due to rounding.
|Top 10 issuers||20.8|
|Rest of portfolio||79.2|
|No. of issuers||149|
Top 10 issuers (%)
|Bank of America Corporation||1.9|
|Groupe BPCE SA||1.8|
|Verizon Communications Inc||1.7|
|Societe Generale SA||1.7|
|Cash and Equivalents||0.5||-||0.5|
|Oil & Gas||2.0||4.6||-2.6|
Lan is a euro credit portfolio manager in the Pan European Credit team, having joined LGIM in September 2010 as assistant to the fund manager. Previously Lan was at Hedge Funds Investment Management where she worked as a part-time research analyst in their Investment team. Prior to this, Lan completed internships with China Lion Securities in China, in their investment banking department, and with UBS, London where she worked in their fixed income, currencies and commodities division. Lan holds a MMath in mathematics and statistics from Oxford University as well as an MSc in finance at Imperial College London. Lan is a CFA charterholder.
Marc is head of the Euro credit portfolio management team. He joined LGIM in May 2012 as a portfolio manager in the Pan European Credit team. Marc previously spent 12 years at Blackrock, first as a senior portfolio manager within Philips Investment Management in Eindhoven and then as Director, Investment Manager in London, where he was responsible for the non-financials management of investment grade portfolios and was a portfolio manager for two Asian credit portfolios. Marc started in the industry in 1995 as a portfolio manager at ABP investments (now APG). He graduated from Tilburg University, Netherlands with an MSc in economics and is a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA).
The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is an EU regulation that came into force on 10 March 2021, and imposes disclosure requirements for EU financial products. These requirements include disclosing sustainability-related information for funds that (i) promote (among other characteristics) environmental or social characteristics (Article 8 products), or (ii) have a sustainable investment objective (Article 9 products), both as defined under SFDR.
SFDR categorisation: Article 8Article 8: These funds promote environmental and/or social characteristics
The EU Taxonomy Regulation (EU Taxonomy) sets out a classification system in respect of environmentally sustainable economic activities. EU Taxonomy covers six environmental objectives, ranging from climate change mitigation to protection and restoration of biodiversity, with technical screening criteria to determine whether certain economic activities supports these objectives. EU Taxonomy recognises these economic activities as green, or “environmentally sustainable” if they make a substantial contribution to at least one of the environmental objectives, while at the same time not significantly harming any of these objectives and meeting minimum social safeguards. EU Taxonomy came into force on 1 January 2022 for the first two, climate-related, environmental objectives. EU Taxonomy also amends the disclosure obligations under SFDR to extend the information to be disclosed for Article 9 products and Article 8 products with an environmental focus. You will find the relevant disclosures under the ‘Pre-contractual disclosure’ tab.
The Fund promotes a range of environmental and social characteristics as described below. These characteristics are met by:
Companies are excluded from the Fund in accordance with the following Responsible Exclusions criteria
- Companies that derive 50% or more of their revenues (as a % of their balance sheet) from coal mining or extraction are excluded from the Fund.
- Companies that are in breach of at least one of the United Nation Global Compact principles for a continuous period of three years (36 months) or more are considered persistent violators and are excluded.
- Companies involved in controversial weapons are also excluded. These exclusions, however, did not form the rationale for the article 8 categorisation.
The Responsible Exclusions list is monitored on an on-going basis and updated on an annual basis. In order to determine the list of companies included on the Responsible Exclusion List, we use data from a number of external ESG data providers.
Our ESG integration encompasses both top-down and bottom-up approaches to identify and assess ESG factors in the research analysis process. The top-down research analysis identifies long-term, thematic shifts and structural changes which help determine the resiliency of sectors and the companies within them. The bottom-up analysis uses a proprietary, company analysis tool called Active ESG View which provides information on the ESG credentials of companies.
- Our Active ESG View tool forms an essential component of this overall active research process. The tool brings together granular quantitative and qualitative inputs in order to reflect a full picture of the ESG risks and opportunities embedded within each company.
- Active ESG View combines ESG raw data with qualitative assessment capturing ESG insights from our company analysis and engagements.
- The ESG analysis starts with 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.
- Our Global Research and Engagement Groups (GREG), which is made up of Investment Stewardship and investment teams, have established a proprietary materiality matrix using such data which seeks to identify financially material topics for a given industry. The materiality matrix brings structure to our research and a framework to help systematically define and prioritise our engagement activity across the firm.
- The GREGs review the ESG data within the Active ESG View tool for each sector in order to increase or decrease weightings for each environmental, social and/or governance factor within the tool with the aim to create an overall assessment.
Active ESG View is an integral feature of this fund and the outputs of Active ESG View must be taken into account for all investment decisions.
Active engagement is a vital pillar within our approach to ESG integration. In practice, the data alone may not tell the full story, which is why we believe that incorporating a qualitative element is essential in order to fully capture the ESG risks embedded within each company. Our qualitative inputs capture ESG insights leveraging on the extensive knowledge of our various research.
A description of the extent to which the environmental and social characteristics are met will likely be made available as part of the annual report published in 2022 as required by SFDR. The Fund’s most recent annual report does not include any information pursuant to SFDR.
The Fund promotes a range of environmental and social characteristics. The Fund seeks to meet these characteristics by;
(i) investing in bonds and bond related instruments issued by companies which meet the Investment Manager’s core pillars of ESG integration (as further described below); and
(ii) excluding investments in bonds issued by companies involved in nuclear weapons or firearms. In addition, the Fund restricts investment in bonds of companies who derive more than 50% of their revenues from the production of tobacco or coal, or that are United Nations Global Compact violators. The above exclusions form the Responsible Exclusions list which is reviewed annually.
Evaluating positive ESG factors is an integral part of the Fund’s investment process. The Investment Manager’s integrated framework for responsible investing across both public and private assets is primarily based on stewardship with impact and collaborative active research across asset classes. As part of the investment research process, material ESG factors are identified using both top-down and bottom-up approaches. The top-down research analysis performed by the Investment Manager’s sector experts, in conjunction with its investment stewardship teams; help determine the resiliency of sectors and the companies within them. ESG factors are also fully embedded into the bottom-up research process which involves evaluating the ESG credentials of companies that the Investment Manager considers for investment, alongside traditional financial metrics. The Investment Manager has developed a proprietary research tool called ESG Active View which brings together these granular quantitative and qualitative inputs by evaluating sector-specific ESG factors. The ESG Active View provides an overview of how companies manage potential, sector-specific ESG risks and opportunities, so that these can be considered alongside all other components of fundamental investment analysis.
In addition to the above, active engagement with the issuers is used as a tool to drive progress and influence positive change and is conducted independently and in collaboration with industry peers and broader stakeholders. Engagement activities normally focus on specific material ESG issues and involve formulating an engagement strategy with regard to such issues with the aim to track and review the progress of the issuers during this process. The Investment Manager also provides regular reporting on the outcomes of its engagement. This can be made available on request or can be found at: www.lgim.com. Together, these activities enable the Investment Manager to conduct engagement that drives positive change and to deliver integrated investment solutions
The Investment Manager finally aims to ensure that (where applicable) the issuers in which the Fund is invested follow good governance practices by 1) setting its expectations with issuers' management with regard to good governance practices; 2) actively engaging with the issuers; and 3) supporting policymakers and legislators to ensure there is strong regulation and standards.
EU Taxonomy Disclosure
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 this Fund do not take into account the EU criteria for environmentally sustainable economic activities within the meaning of the Taxonomy Regulation and, as such, the Fund’s portfolio alignment with the Taxonomy Regulation is not calculated.
The ways in which we ensure that investee companies follow good governance practices are set out below.
A number of policies and processes guide the engagement activities, set out the approach to investment stewardship, and outline the expectations of investee issuers. The Global Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment Principles set out the approach and expectations with respect to key topics that are essential for an efficient governance framework, and for building a sustainable business model. We expect all issuers on a global scale to closely align with our principles which set out the fundamentals of corporate governance. We also take into account market specificities and take a tailored approach to voting on some topics in various markets. Further related policies can be found on the Investment Stewardship section of the LGIM website.
Active engagement with the issuers is used as a tool to drive progress and influence positive change and is conducted independently and in collaboration with industry peers and broader stakeholders. Engagement activities normally focus on specific material ESG issues and involve formulating an engagement strategy with regard to such issues with the aim to track and review the progress of the issuers during this process.
LGIM's Investment Stewardship team actively engages with policy makers and legislators to ensure there is strong regulation and standards in regards to governance practices.
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