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LGIM launches two sustainable investment funds

Friday, May 24, 2019

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

London-based Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has launched two sustainable investment multi-asset 'future world' fund aimed at investors seeking to diversify across asset classes whilst incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations.

The Future World Multi-Index funds will sit within the group's $4bn multi-index range, which combines a mix of index tracker funds with investments across company shares, bonds and commercial property.

LGIM's head of asset allocation, Emiel van den Heiligenberg, said the launch is in response to the increasing demand seen from investors for access to portfolios that address their ESG focus as well as generating capital growth and income within their preferred risk parameters.

Asset allocation will be managed on an active basis and will result in exposure to a diversified range of asset classes, such as equities, alternatives, money market instruments and fixed income securities.

"We're seeing increased demand from investors for portfolios which are aligned to their values and can generate capital growth and income within their preferred risk parameters," said Emiel van den Heiligenberg, head of asset allocation.

LGIM stated that sustainable investment offers investors "the chance to diversify away from risks to future returns such as poor company governance or excessive carbon emissions".

The newly created Future World ESG Index funds are used as......................

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