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Storebrand Asset Management launches tax efficient emerging markets climate fund for the UK market
Storebrand Asset Management (Storebrand) is delighted to announce that it has launched its Emerging Markets ESG Plus strategy as a Common Contractual Fund (CCF) on the AMX platform. This has been funded by an investment from the Lewisham Pension Fund (LPF). Storebrand is one of the largest private asset managers in the Nordic region and has a 25-year commitment to sustainable investment. All £84 billion assets are managed according to the group-wide Storebrand Policy for Sustainable Investments.
LPF is part of the UK Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and is a leading proponent in addressing climate risk within its investment portfolio. This investment in the Storebrand AMX ESG Plus Emerging Markets Fund follows an earlier investment by LPF in the AMX UCITS CCF – Storebrand – Global ESG Plus Fund bringing the total investment to over £330m
LPF's selection of the Storebrand Emerging Markets ESG Plus strategy represents a significant move for an LGPS scheme, opting for an approach that helps reduce exposure to fossil fuels in both developed and emerging markets, as well as benefitting from the fund's allocation to climate solutions companies.
The ESG Plus family of funds are equity strategies that exclude fossil fuel companies, defined as those whose revenues from fossil-related activities exceed 5% of total revenue, and aim for long-term alignment with the Paris Agreement, they deliver lower carbon risk with a higher allocation to climate solutions companies and better ESG scores than their indices.
Tim Heffer, Storebrand Asset Management representative in the UK, said:
"We are delighted to be working with the Lewisham Pension Fund, which shares our desire to invest in alignment with the goals of the Paris Agreement and to reduce portfolio climate risk.”
Lauren Juliff, Storebrand Asset Management representative in the UK, said:
"Climate related investment risk remains a pressing concern for the UK LGPS. Through this partnership with the Lewisham Pension Fund, Storebrand has expanded its offering for UK pension schemes and launched its award-winning, well established climate-aware emerging markets equity strategy on the AMX platform."
Jan Erik Saugestad, CEO Storebrand Asset Management, said:
“This is an important step for Storebrand Asset Management's international development and particularly our UK business. It is also welcome endorsement of our sustainable investment solutions.”
Ryan Tully, Business Development, AMX by Carne, said:
“We are extremely pleased to facilitate the launch of this second tax efficient, ESG fund with Storebrand. It demonstrates the value of partnerships in bringing together UK and continental European investors, Nordic asset managers and a range of service partners - to create sustainable solutions, explore opportunities and build relationships.”
 As at 30 September 2022
 Morningstar analysis of Storebrand Global ESG Plus Fund vs. MSCI World Index
 The Storebrand Emerging Markets Plus Fund has been available in Sweden since 2016 and won a CDP Europe award based on its top 5 Climetrics rating in 2020
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