Threadneedle (Lux) Emerging Market ESG Equities

This is a marketing communication. Please refer to the prospectus of the UCITS and to the KID before making any final investment decisions.

At a glance​

A global emerging markets (EM) equity strategy that targets companies who exhibit strong or improving Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) qualities as well as sustain and accelerate high-quality and profitable growth.


Fund Profile

Key facts

Article 8*
Fund inception date
23 September 2020
Fund manager
Dara White
Benchmark index
MSCI Emerging Markets Index

Key reasons to invest

1. Strong Emerging Markets heritage

Our experienced investment team draws on global research capabilities to drive high-conviction stock holdings.

2. ESG objective

A focus on companies with strong or improving ESG credentials. Underpinned by an active approach to bottom-up company specific ESG research and engagement.

3. Consistent, repeatable process

Predicated on the tenet of “no unintended bets”: where we create upside and downside price targets for all stocks in our investment universe, including those we don’t own, to give us a better perspective of those we do. Fundamental and RI research is supplemented by quantitative screens, as well as a disciplined sell rule.

Risks to be aware of

This fund is suitable for investors who can tolerate high levels of risk and volatility and have a long-term investment horizon. Investors could lose some or all their capital and should read the Prospectus for a full description of all risks.
Investment risks: Investment in equities, portfolio concentration, smaller companies and currencies.
Associated risks: The fund may be exposed to additional market, ESG, political and liquidity risks due to the nature of investing in emerging markets.

The decision to invest in the promoted fund should also take into account all the characteristics or objectives of the promoted fund as described in its prospectus. The fund’s sustainability related disclosures can be found in the literature section.

Why now for ESG investing in emerging markets

Do EM policymakers and companies care about sustainability? And why are investors still under allocated? Do you still hesitate to invest in emerging markets? Watch this video to see what Krishan Selva has to say.

Investment Approach

The market often underestimates the ability of highly innovative businesses to sustain high returns on capital and strong growth over the long run. Many such highly innovative companies also lead their peers in ESG best practices.

We seek to identify and invest in high-quality innovators through a combination of a detailed fundamental analysis and Columbia Threadneedle’s proprietary ESG research.

We utilise a ‘stewards-of-capital’ and competitive advantage framework to identify companies that can sustain and accelerate profitable growth over the long term, with a focus on return on invested capital. We work closely with our RI team to build a high conviction, best ideas portfolio of emerging markets innovative, ESG-friendly companies.

As we take a ‘go anywhere’ approach, stock selection drives sector and country weightings, and we believe our focus on long-term sustainable practices will drive outperformance across a range of market conditions.

Investment approach

Fund Manager

Dara White
Global Head of Emerging Market Equities
Important Information​
*The Fund is categorised an Article 8 under the EU Regulation 2019/2088 on sustainability related disclosures in the financial services sector (SFDR) and promote environmental or social characteristics as an objective.

Important information: Threadneedle (Lux) is a Luxembourg domiciled investment company with variable capital (“SICAV”), managed by Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A.. This material should not be considered as an offer, solicitation, advice or an investment recommendation. This communication is valid at the date of publication and may be subject to change without notice. Information from external sources is considered reliable but there is no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. The SICAV´s current Prospectus, the Key Information Document (KID) and the summary of investor rights are available in English and/ or in local languages (where applicable) from the Management Company Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A., International Financial Data Services (Luxembourg) S.A., your financial advisor and/or on our website Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A. may decide to terminate the arrangements made for the marketing of the SICAV.

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Columbia Threadneedle Investments is the global brand name of the Columbia and Threadneedle group of companies.