MAPFRE AM, the asset management arm of the Spanish insurance group, is joining forces with Global Social Impact Investments SGIIC (GSI) to launch the Global Social Impact Fund (GSIF). A new investment vehicle which aims to raise EUR50 million for high social impact companies in both frontier and emerging markets.
Launches & Fundraising
Lazard Asset Management (LAM) has launched the Lazard US Sustainable Equity Portfolio.
PGIM Investments has expanded its environmental, social and governance (ESG) offering with the launch of the PGIM Global Corporate ESG Bond Fund.
Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) has launched the Morgan Stanley Global Balanced Sustainable Fund (the Fund). Managed by the Firm’s Global Balanced Risk Control (GBaR) team, the Fund combines the benefits of the team’s risk-controlled asset allocation process with a multi-dimensional framework for sustainable investing.
Candriam has launched Candriam SRI Equity Circular Economy Fund. The circular economy concept provides an alternative to the current linear economic model, the "take, make, dispose” model, by avoiding waste and reducing the need for virgin raw materials. It seeks to increase resource efficiencies through the re-use or recycling of materials.
iM Global Partner has launched a fund, Oyster US Core Plus, within the fixed income offer of its Oyster range, replacing the Oyster Global Flexible Fixed Income fund.
Carillon Tower Advisers, a global multi-boutique asset management firm, has launched a new fundamentally driven, active US small cap equity SICAV fund, the “Raymond James Funds Eagle US Small Cap Strategy,” to be managed by its affiliate Eagle Asset Management.
London CIV, a Collective Investment Vehicle for the group of London Local Authorities (LLA) Pension Funds, have announced the launch of the LCIV Inflation Plus Fund.
Aberdeen Standard Investments has launched the Aberdeen Standard Global Smaller Companies Fund in Australia.
Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc, has launched its second equity fund aimed to support the transition to a low carbon economy as global temperatures continue to rise due to climate change.