Our philosophy and process
We have been considering themes as a key part of our investment process since our inception in 1978. Themes seek to identify the major areas of structural change in the world. This structural change can be political, economic, social, technological, or environmental; its impact will manifest across traditional economic sectors, and will be significant in magnitude and long-term in duration. Themes are a critical element of our idea-generation process and, alongside evaluation of fundamentals and ESG considerations, constitute a key component of our valuation of securities.
The Future Food strategy draws upon research from several of our investment themes, including consumer power, Earth matters, healthy demand and population dynamics. It is our view that significant areas of structural change, such as growing populations, changing consumer demand and well-known threats to the natural world, will drive unprecedented demand for new food and agriculture technological innovations across the global food supply chain for years to come. The Future Food strategy seeks to invest in companies that are well placed to thrive in providing such solutions. We categorise these companies through three sub-themes: agriculture and production, food processing & innovation, and retail & consumption.
Our Future Food strategy is managed by a team with a wide range of backgrounds and varied experience. The portfolio management team is supported by experienced industry, credit and responsible investment analysts. Our investment professionals work as part of a single investment team, which promotes perspective on the investment landscape, strong idea generation, and the swift implementation of investment ideas.
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.