Schroder ISF* QEP Global ESG

A blended approach with ESG considerations

Our approach

Schroder ISF* QEP Global ESG is an index unconstrained strategy investing in stocks on the basis of valuations, business quality and ESG considerations. Analysing a broad universe of ESG-rated stocks across developed and emerging countries, the team constructs a highly diversified portfolio.

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Why invest?

  • Benefits from strategic diversification between Value and Quality drivers, offering investors the potential for outperformance across a broad range of environments.
  • All cap exposure; exploits a wide opportunity set, tapping into all sectors and regions.
  • Innovative approach to portfolio construction combining high conviction with broad diversification.
  • Managed with reference to material environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors

A blend of Value and Quality

Stock selection is grounded in the analysis of company fundamentals indicating Value and Quality, and portfolios will typically exhibit a style bias towards both of these factors. The advantage of investing in both Value and Quality is that, while both tend to outperform over time, they deliver their returns at different stages of the economic cycle, creating the potential for outperformance across a broad range of market environments.   

ESG considerations

The investment process incorporates ESG considerations in several different ways: exclusions, integration, research and engagement. In terms of integration into stock selection, based on our research we allocate more capital to stocks with good ESG characteristics and penalise those which are poor. 

Allocating capital efficiently across a broad opportunity set

We believe that allocating capital efficiently is critical to exploiting alpha opportunities and enhancing consistency of returns.  Our research has highlighted that allocating capital based on stock fundamentals, transaction cost and other risks (including country risks) can led to outperformance over a market capitalization weighted index over the longer term. This on-going research feeds our proprietary stock weighting program which is integrated into our allocator. In this model, we take into account fundamental risks (as assessed by our non-parametric stock selection models), transaction costs (based on our market impact model), as well as other risks such as QEP Country Risk Monitor and ESG risks.

Meet the managers

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Lukas Kamblevicius

Co-Head of QEP Investment Team

Stephen Langford, CFA

Co-Head of QEP Investment Team

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Risk considerations

*Schroder International Selection Fund is referred to as Schroder ISF.

  • Counterparty risk: The fund may have contractual agreements with counterparties. If a counterparty is unable to fulfil their obligations, the sum that they owe to the fund may be lost in part or in whole.
  • Currency risk: The fund may lose value as a result of movements in foreign exchange rates.
  • Derivatives risk – efficient portfolio management: Derivatives may be used to manage the portfolio efficiently. A derivative may not perform as expected, may create losses greater than the cost of the derivative and may result in losses to the fund.
  • IBOR risk: The transition of the financial markets away from the use of interbank offered rates (IBORs) to alternative reference rates may impact the valuation of certain holdings and disrupt liquidity in certain instruments. This may impact the investment performance of the fund.
  • Liquidity risk: In difficult market conditions, the fund may not be able to sell a security for full value or at all. This could affect performance and could cause the fund to defer or suspend redemptions of its shares.
  • Market risk: The value of investments can go up and down and an investor may not get back the amount initially invested.
  • Operational risk: Operational processes, including those related to the safekeeping of assets, may fail. This may result in losses to the fund.
  • Performance risk: Investment objectives express an intended result but there is no guarantee that such a result will be achieved. Depending on market conditions and the macro economic environment, investment objectives may become more difficult to achieve.

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Schroders Investment Management Ltd registration number: 01893220 (Incorporated in England and Wales) is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority and an authorised financial services provider in South Africa FSP No: 48998