The reason behind the soft closure has been the rapid growth of the fund: its size has more than doubled compared to a year ago and within the last two years its AuM has grown by more than 500%, reaching a total size of more than EUR 6 bn as per end of January 2021. The decision was made in the best interests of existing shareholders in the fund, so that they may continue to benefit from future return opportunities.
“We have been truly humbled by the trust that investors around the globe have placed in both Nordea and our Global Climate and Environment solution. Protecting our clients’ interests remains our top priority” says Thomas Sørensen, co-manager of the fund.
The Strategy was launched more than 12 years ago and was one of the concrete steps taken by NAM shortly after signing the UNPRI in 2007. NAM’s Fundamental Equities Team, which manages the strategy, has since then expanded its range of ESG focus solutions, inaugurating its STARS family in 2011. Today the Fundamental Equities Team is entirely focussed on ESG solutions and manages assets in excess of EUR 20 bn.
Leveraging on the longstanding expertise of the Fundamental Equities Team in ESG, NAM launched in December 2020 the Global Social Empowerment Strategy (“the strategy”), an ESG thematic global equity product. Co-managed by Thomas Sørensen and Olutayo Osunkunle, the strategy targets the social component (‘S’) in ESG investing. This solution focuses on selecting businesses which provide social solutions, create a positive impact, and generate sustainable shareholder value.
About Nordea Asset Management
Nordea Asset Management (NAM, AuM 233bn EUR*), is part of the Nordea Group, the largest financial services group in the Nordic region (AuM 326bn EUR*). NAM offers European and global investors’ exposure to a broad set of investment funds. We serve a wide range of clients and distributors which include banks, asset managers, independent financial advisors and insurance companies.
Nordea Asset Management has a presence in Bonn, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Lisbon, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, New York, Oslo, Paris, Santiago de Chile, Singapore, Stockholm, Vienna and Zurich. Nordea’s local presence goes hand in hand with the objective of being accessible and offering the best service to clients.
Nordea’s success is based on a sustainable and unique multi-boutique approach that combines the expertise of specialised internal boutiques with exclusive external competences allowing us to deliver alpha in a stable way for the benefit of our clients. NAM solutions cover all asset classes from fixed income and equity to multi asset solutions, and manage local and European as well as US, global and emerging market products.*Source: Nordea Investment Funds, S.A., 30.09.2020
1There can be no warranty that an investment objective, targeted returns and results of an investment structure is achieved. The value of your investment can go up and down, and you could lose some or all of your invested money.
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Additional information for investors in Germany: The Information Agent in Germany is Société Générale S.A. Frankfurt Branch, Neue Mainzer Straße 46-50, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. A hard copy of the above-mentioned fund documentation is also available here. Additional information for investors in Austria: The Information and Paying Agent in Austria is Erste Bank der österreichischen Sparkassen AG, Am Belvedere 1, 1100 Vienna, Austria. Additional information for investors in the Netherlands: Nordea 1, SICAV is a Luxembourg Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) registered in the Netherlands in the register kept by the AFM, and as such is allowed to offer its shares in the Netherlands. The AFM register can be consulted via www.afm.nl/register. Additional information for investors in France: With the authorisation of the AMF the shares of the sub-funds of Nordea 1, SICAV may be distributed in France. Centralising Correspondent in France is CACEIS Bank, located at 1-3, place Valhubert, 75206 Paris cedex 13, France. Investors are advised to conduct thorough research before making any investment decision. Additional information for investors in Spain: Nordea 1, SICAV is duly registered in the CNMV official registry of foreign collective investment institutions (entry no. 340) as authorised to be marketed to the public in Spain. The Depositary of the SICAV’s assets is, J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A. In Spain, any investment must be made through the authorised distributors and on the basis of the information contained in the mandatory documentation that must be received from the SICAV’s authorised distributor prior to any subscription. The Representative Agent is Allfunds Bank S.A.U., C/ de los Padres Dominicos, 7, 28050, Madrid, Spain. A complete list of the authorised distributors is available in the CNMV’s webpage (www.cnmv.es). 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The updated list of distribution Agents in Italy, grouped by homogenous category, is available from the distributors themselves or from the Paying Agents: State Street Bank International GmbH – Succursale Italia, Allfunds Bank S.A.U –Succursale di Milano, Société Générale Securities Services S.p.A., Banca Sella Holding S.p.A, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A, CACEIS Bank S.A., – Italian Branch and on the website www.nordea.it. Any requests for additional information should be sent to the distributors. Before investing, please read the prospectus and the KIID carefully. We recommend that you read the most recent annual financial statement in order to be better informed about the fund’s investment policy. The prospectus and KIID for the sub-funds have been published with Consob. For the risk profile of the mentioned sub-funds, please refer to the fund prospectus. Additional information for investors in the United Kingdom: The Facilities Agent is FE Fundinfo (UK) Limited 3rd Floor, Hollywood House, Church Street East, Woking GU21 6HJ, United Kingdom. Additional information for investors in Ireland: The Facilities Agent is Maples Fund Services (Ireland) Limited, 32 Molesworth Street, D02 Y512 Dublin 2, Ireland. Additional information for investors in Sweden: The Paying Agent is Nordea Bank Abp, Swedish Branch, Smålandsgatan 17, 105 71 Stockholm, Sweden. Additional information for investors in Denmark: The Representative and Sub-Paying Agent is Nordea Danmark, Filial af Nordea Bank Abp, Finland, Grønjordsvej 10, Postbox 850 0900 Copenhagen C, Denmark. A hard copy of the above-mentioned fund documentation is available here. Additional information for investors in Norway: The Nordea 1, SICAV is registered in Norway. Additional information for investors in Finland: The Representative Agent is Nordea Funds Ltd, Satamaradankatu 5, 00020, Helsinki, Finland. Additional information for investors in Latvia: The Representative Agent in Latvia is Luminor Bank AS, 62 Skanstes iela 12, 1013 Riga, Latvia. Additional information for investors in Estonia:The Representative Agent in Estonia is Luminor Bank AS, Liivalaia 45, 10145 Tallinn, Estonia. Additional information for investors in Lithuania: The Representative Agent in Lithuania is Luminor Bank AB, Konstitucijos pr. 21A, 03601Vilnius, Lithuania. Shareholders must evaluate possible investment risks and take this into consideration when making investment decisions. Investments in derivative and foreign exchange transactions may be subject to significant fluctuations which may affect the value of an investment. Investments in Emerging Markets involve a higher element of risk. 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