Sanlam opens Sustainable Global Dividend fund to external investors

£200m AuM

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
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Mark Whitehead, co-manager of the fund
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Mark Whitehead, co-manager of the fund

Sanlam Investments has opened its Sustainable Global Dividend fund to external investors, after one year of internal performance, which has attracted £200m.

Sustainable Global Dividend has launched after receiving Article 8 approval and is managed by Mark Whitehead and Alan Porter, who joined the firm from Martin Currie in December 2020. The managers begin with a list of 500 companies, which they believe have exhibited "attractive dividend growth and shown sustainable leadership". From there, they narrow it down to around 50 companies, of which they own between 25 and 40. Current themes within the portfolio include power management, buildings emissions and nutrition. Whitehead added: "We are seeing promising signs of strong dividend growt...

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