Why we recommend it
The fund tracks the Solactive Green Bond EUR USD IG Index, a benchmark of EUR and USD denominated investment grade green bonds issued by sovereigns, supranationals, development banks and corporates. Green Bonds are fixed income securities whose proceeds are solely dedicated to the financing of eligible green projects such as climate mitigation or adaptation efforts. The constituents of the index are labelled green bonds by the Climate Bonds Initiative, an independent not-for-profit organisation which focusses on promoting investments for a low carbon, climate-resilient economy.
This fund has a Morningstar Sustainability Rating of four globes (out of a maximum of five).
A soundly constructed and reasonably representative portfolio with a low fee but it has lagged against its mainstream Morningstar Global Corporate Bond Category peers on both three- and five-year periods, on a risk-adjusted basis. A fund with a high Sustainability Rating and a low fee that tracks a broadly representative and diversified benchmark.
The fund is competitively priced: The ETF levies annual ongoing charges of 0.25%.
ii ACE sustainable style: Embraces. This means the index-tracking exchange traded fund adopts a targeted or proactive approach to ethical investing, in an effort to make a positive impact and/or environmental outcomes.
Fund EcoMarket category: Environmentally Themed. This applies to funds that significantly integrate environmental issues into their investment strategies, sometimes alongside ethical avoidance criteria. Their focus is often around longer term environmental and resource related issues.
Currency: Because investments are made outside the UK, performance may be significantly affected by changes in exchange rates.
|Information and data compiled to March 2023.
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