River and Mercantile launches range of SFDR-compliant sustainable equity funds

Run by James Sym and William Lough

Beth Brearley
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James Sym will manage the Article 9 R&M European Change for Better fund
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James Sym will manage the Article 9 R&M European Change for Better fund

River and Mercantile is launching a range of SFDR-compliant sustainable equity funds in conjunction with Quilter Investors amid calls for the industry to start "doing ESG properly".

The Article 9 R&M European Change for Better fund is managed by James Sym, while the Article 8 R&M Global Sustainable Opportunities fund is managed by William Lough. Multi-asset investment firm Quilter Investors has seeded the funds via its £7.7bn Cirilium Active portfolios, deeming it a "diversification opportunity". River and Mercantile appoints Sym head of equities The new strategies will take a contrarian, valuation-oriented approach and will adopt R&M's Sustainable-PVT (S-PVT) investment philosophy, which considers potential, valuation and timing. The funds will focus on decarb...

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