Fidelity expands range with global ESG fund

Launching with $80m AUM

Laura Dew
John Clougherty, head of UK wholesale at Fidelity

John Clougherty, head of UK wholesale at Fidelity

Fidelity has launched the FIRST ESG All Country World fund, focusing on global companies with strong environmental, social and corporate governance.

The Luxembourg-domiciled SICAV fund, which has $80m of seed money, aims to achieve long-term capital growth using bottom-up research to find companies with the highest ESG ratings. MSCI expands ESG range with five indices It will also exclude companies that derive a significant portion of business from activities such as alcohol, weapons, gambling and tobacco. The fund is not constrained by company size, sector or geographical allocations. Co-managing the fund will be Matt Jones and Hiten Savani, who have a combined 32 years of investment experience. They were also involved in the ...

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