Sarasin Responsible Corporate Bond
A non-gilt, high quality sterling bond portfolio with an emphasis on credit selection, rather than interest rate and currency tactics.
The Sarasin Responsible Corporate Bond Fund provides exposure to a diversified portfolio of responsibility screened corporate bonds and other carefully selected instruments. It offers the opportunity to benefit from attractive returns while making socially responsible investment decisions
The fund provides an attractive and dependable income, while also providing diversification for a predominantly equity-based portfolio. The fund invests in corporations that minimise ESG risks and therefore deliver increased long-term returns.
It also offers an ESG option to investors seeking exposure to the UK non-gilt (credit) bond market. It seeks to reduce investors’ exposure to ESG risks and gives them greater exposure to ESG opportunities.
The team takes an active approach both from a macro and fundamental perspective. It uses a macro-economic research foundation, drawing upon the expertise of the in-house economists with particular emphasis on longer-term structural considerations. This feeds into the management of interest rate exposure, but may also influence fixed income sector disruption and credit structure preferences.
As a relative return credit fund, corporate credit selection is at the heart of the investment process. In addition to in-depth credit research, the fund uses sector exclusions and an ESG protocol to ensure that investments are appropriate for a responsibility-oriented corporate bond fund.