Strategy highlights

  • Fundamental bottom-up research
  • Thematic research identifies areas with strong growth potential, not ‘old’ profit pools
  • Focus on high quality ‘compounders’ – exceptional, growing businesses that can generate superior returns over the long term

Our philosophy and process

Harnessing Newton’s global analyst resources, and adhering to our investment framework focused on fundamentals, themes, valuations and ESG considerations

Initial sustainable ‘red lines’ are only part of the process. We also bring our responsible investment team into the process to ensure our holdings’ sustainable credentials are robust and maintainable.

Focus on innovative companies and dynamic management teams that provide solutions and benefit from growth opportunities.

Every time we consider a security or look at an industry or country, it is in the context of what is happening across the world. We believe the investment landscape is shaped over the long term by certain key trends, and we use themes to help identify opportunities.

Investment team

Our Sustainable European Opportunities strategy is managed by an experienced team. In-house research analysts are at the core of our investment process, and our multidimensional research platform spans fundamental, thematic, ESG, quantitative, geopolitical, investigative and private-market research to promote better-informed investment decisions.

22
years’ average investment experience
17
years’ average time at Newton

Strategy profile

Objective

To achieve long-term capital growth from investment in European securities, excluding those in the UK

Performance benchmark

FTSE World Europe ex UK

Typical number of equity holdings

30 to 50

Strategy inception

8 December 2021

Strategy available through pooled UK vehicle

BNY Mellon Sustainable European Opportunities Fund

View fund performance
UK Inst Sustainable European Opportunities strategy factsheet

Strategy factsheet

Performance and commentary for the last quarter.


RI report Sustainable European Opportunities

Responsible investment report

Stewardship activities (voting and engagement) for the last quarter and ESG metrics.

Your capital may be at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount invested.

Newton will make investment decisions that are not based solely on ESG considerations. Other attributes of an investment may outweigh ESG considerations when making investment decisions. The way that ESG and sustainability considerations are assessed and the assessment of their suitability for Newton’s sustainable strategies may vary depending on the asset class and strategy involved. For Newton’s sustainable strategies, ESG reviews are performed prior to investment for corporate investments (single name equity and fixed income securities). The analysis will then also follow the Newton sustainable investment process to ensure it fits with the wider Newton sustainable investment philosophy.

Key investment risks

  • Objective/performance risk: There is no guarantee that the strategy will achieve its objectives.
  • Currency risk: This strategy invests in international markets which means it is exposed to changes in currency rates which could affect the value of the strategy.
  • Geographic concentration risk: The strategy primarily invests in a single market which may have a significant impact on the value of the strategy.
  • Derivatives risk: Derivatives are highly sensitive to changes in the value of the asset from which their value is derived. A small movement in the value of the underlying asset can cause a large movement in the value of the derivative. This can increase the sizes of losses and gains, causing the value of your investment to fluctuate. When using derivatives, the strategy can lose significantly more than the amount it has invested in derivatives.
  • Emerging markets risk: Emerging Markets have additional risks due to less-developed market practices.
  • Concentration risk: A fall in the value of a single investment may have a significant impact on the value of the strategy because it typically invests in a limited number of investments.
  • Sustainable strategies risk: The strategy follows a sustainable investment approach, which may cause it to perform differently than strategies that have a similar objective but which do not integrate sustainable investment criteria when selecting securities. The strategy will not engage in stock lending activities and, therefore, may forego any additional returns that may be produced through such activities.
  • Counterparty risk: The insolvency of any institutions providing services such as custody of assets or acting as a counterparty to derivatives or other contractual arrangements, may expose the strategy to financial loss