Aegon launches Global Sustainable Sovereign Bond fund at COP26

Strategy will be seeded with £100m from Aegon UK workplace pension fund

Pedro Gonçalves
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The Aegon Global Sustainable Sovereign Bond fund will be managed by government bond specialists within Aegon AM’s global fixed income platform
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The Aegon Global Sustainable Sovereign Bond fund will be managed by government bond specialists within Aegon AM’s global fixed income platform

Aegon is launching a new fund that will incorporate the sustainability characteristics of sovereign bonds into an investment strategy at COP26, being held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021.

The new Aegon Global Sustainable Sovereign Bond fund will launch with a £100m initial investment from Aegon UK. It will target financially strong countries that are making significant progress towards the sustainability targets defined by the SDGs. The introduction of a sovereign bond fund provides additional choice for sustainable investors looking to diversify their portfolios. The strategy will be managed by government bond specialists within Aegon AM's Global Fixed Income Platform, which has 136 fixed income investment professionals across the UK, the US and the Netherlands. They are...

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