As with all KBIGI equity strategies, the Integris fund range fully integrates ESG scores for all stocks in the investment portfolio and will always deliver a portfolio with an ESG score above the index.
They differ particularly from the other funds because of their approach of selecting companies with low-carbon emissions, the positive effects of which they can incorporate thematically into their investment strategy.
Matt Evans, portfolio manager, sits in Investec’s ‘quality team’ headed by Simon Brazier – this is not my view on how good they are, it is the style of investing.
Investors in the funds are typically, but not exclusively, faith based and have two principal concerns.
The acquisition substantially bolsters Apex’s corporate services capabilities adding specialist hubs in the UK, Jersey, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Hungary and Switzerland.