AllianzGI expands EMD range with SRI launches

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AllianzGI's EMD CIO Richard House

Allianz Global Investors has expanded its emerging market debt range with the launch of two products focused on socially responsible and sustainable investing.

Available to institutional and retail clients amid growing investor concern about ESG risk, the Allianz Emerging Markets SRI Bond and Emerging Markets SRI Corporate Bond funds are among "the first" of their kind "launched in the industry", according to the firm. GSAM launches short duration EMD fund The funds will exclude investments that score poorly in AllianzGI's proprietary ESG framework, which the firm said will improve the portfolios' overall quality while limiting downside risk. AllianzGI said the growing importance of ESG factors among asset owners with regards to emerging ...

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