The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is an EU regulation that came into force on 10 March 2021 and imposes disclosure requirements for EU financial products. These requirements include disclosing sustainability-related information for funds that (i) promote (among other characteristics) environmental or social characteristics (Article 8 products), or (ii) have a sustainable investment objective (Article 9 products), both as defined under SFDR.
The Aikya Global Emerging Markets Fund – UCITS (the Fund) is aligned to Article 9. The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in high quality companies. These companies should make a positive contribution to sustainable development within the countries in which they operate. The Fund does not invest in companies with material exposure to harmful products and services, and companies which fail to demonstrate strong environmental and social stewardship.
In accordance with Article 9(2) of the SFDR, the Fund has sustainable investment as its objective and no index has been designated as a reference benchmark. The Investment Manager does not treat sustainability considerations any different to investment considerations, but rather views them as one and the same thing. The Investment Manager’s approach is long-term and stock selection is not influenced or constrained by a benchmark. The information on this page provides further details on how the Fund seeks to achieve its sustainable investment objective.