Our Philosophy and Process
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.
For the Future Earth strategy, a significant area of structural change is environmental change. The strategy is focused in particular on companies that are proactively contributing to an overall shift towards an operating model that will help protect the Earth’s environment and natural resources.
Our sustainable ‘red lines’ are built on a combination of exclusions that effectively avoid investments in security issuers involved in or that generate a material proportion of revenues from areas of activity that we deem to be harmful from a social and/or environmental perspective.
Our Future Earth strategy is managed by a team with a wide range of backgrounds. 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.
- The strategy aims to achieve long-term capital growth by predominantly gaining exposure to companies located worldwide which provide products, services and solutions that contribute towards reducing environmental and natural resource pressures on our Earth.
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Typical number of Equity Holdings
- January 2021
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.
Analysis of themes may vary depending on the type of security, investment rationale and investment strategy. Newton will make investment decisions that are not based on themes and may conclude that other attributes of an investment outweigh the thematic structure the security has been assigned to.
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.