Christophe Jaubert, Mediolanum

Mediolanum expands Best Brands range with four new funds


Mediolanum International Funds Limited (MIFL), the Irish management company of the Mediolanum Banking Group, has added four new Funds to add to its growing Best Brands umbrella offering.

The MBB Chinese Road Opportunity, MBB Emerging Markets Fixed Income, MBB European Small Cap Equity and MBB Global Leaders products will give investors exposure to today’s most promising investment universes, including emerging market debt, Chinese equities and European small caps.
 
Adopting a combination of top down and bottom-up approaches, all funds will seek to exploit the strengths of the different asset classes they invest in, whilst consistently integrating ESG factors into the investment process.
 
MIFL has selected some of the world’s most prominent asset managers – including, Investec, JP Morgan, Lazard, Neuberger Berman, Schroders, Vontobel and Walter Scott – to handle the identification and selection of the best investment ideas.
 
Each fund will invest in sectors or companies that present steady risk/return profiles, strong fundamentals, including positive economic growth, or because their business model allows them to generate superior returns over the long term.
 
In this respect, the MBB Chinese Road fund will aim to capture the opportunities generated by the recent inclusion of China A-shares into the MSCI index and the gradual diversification of the Chinese economy. The MBB Emerging Markets fixed Income fund will leverage the global opportunity set of this asset class, spanning multiple countries and the different stages of economic and monetary cycles.
 
The MBB European Small Cap Equity fund will focus on the vitality of high-potential businesses, identified by their ability to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns and their historical outperformance when compared to large caps. The MBB Global Leaders fund will target large capitalisation stocks with a global franchise, pricing power through the economic cycle and a long track record of delivering returns above the market.
 
These new funds are being distributed to investors through Mediolanum Banking Group Family Bankers, a professional network of financial planners across Italy, Germany and Spain.
 
Furio Pietribiasi, Managing Director of Mediolanum International Funds, says: “The launch of these funds demonstrates our commitment to provide our clients with optimal and diversified solutions, identifying opportunities across all sectors. Constantly innovating and looking for best ideas is part of our DNA.
 
It also reiterates our commitment to sustainability. By applying a fully-integrated approach to ESG through the systematic consideration of ESG factors in the investment process, we want to position ourselves as a long-term investing partner for our clients”.
 
Christophe Jaubert (pictured), Head of Investment Performance, adds: “Mediolanum’s manager research and investment processes are driven by a disciplined blend of both quantitative and qualitative approaches. This subtle combination of Science and Art is ingrained in our investing philosophy, giving us an unrivalled ability to identify and select the best managers in the marketplace.
 
We have no doubt that our approach, supported by our managers’ ideas, insight and local expertise, will deliver unique opportunity and returns for our clients."
 
The funds are powered by Med³, MIFL’s proprietary investment process, specifically designed to manage retail investment solutions. The funds are part of Mediolanum Best Brands offering, a UCITS-compliant umbrella registered in Dublin.

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