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J.P. Morgan AM launches Green Social Sustainable fixed income strategy
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J.P. Morgan AM launches Green Social Sustainable fixed income strategy

The funds offers high-quality core exposure to green, social and sustainable bonds from corporate, sovereign and supranational issuers.
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9 MAR, 2023

By RankiaPro Europe

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J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has launched an actively managed Green Social Sustainable (GSS) fixed-income strategy, available both as a SICAV and ETF.

JPMorgan Funds – Green Social Sustainable Bond Fund (SICAV) and JPMorgan ETFs (Ireland) ICAV – Green Social Sustainable Bond UCITS ETF (ticker: JGRN) are some of the industry’s first actively managed funds to be benchmarked against Bloomberg’s new Global Aggregate Green Social Sustainability Bond 1-10 year index, offering investors high-quality core exposure to a wide opportunity set of green, social and sustainable bonds from corporate, sovereign and supranational issuers, across developed and emerging markets. 

All bonds in JPMAM’s new GSS strategy will be linked to sustainable activities, in line with the principles set forth by the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA). The bonds will also qualify as sustainable investments under EU SFDR, meaning the ‘use of proceeds will need to be directed to projects and activities that contribute towards a more sustainable and inclusive economy.

Managed by Stephanie Dontas, Ed Fitzpatrick, and Usman Naeem and developed in partnership with JPMAM’s Sustainable Investing team, JPMAM’s GSS fixed income strategy will benefit from the expert insights of 70+ analysts working within the firm’s Global Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities (GFICC) group. Using a proprietary framework, GFICC analysts will verify the alignment of each bond issuance to ICMA standards and conduct rigorous fundamental, quantitative and technical research. Duration risk was an important consideration in designing the strategy. Where green bonds typically have longer duration, JPMAM’s strategy offers a lower structural duration, targeting bonds between 1-10 years of maturity.

Both investment vehicles will be classified as Article 9 under SFDR. The Total Expense Ratio (TER) of the SICAV (C-share class) will be 50 basis points and TER of the UCITS ETF will be 32 basis points. The ETF has been listed on Euronext Dublin, the London Stock Exchange, Xetra Deutsche Borse, Börsa Italia and SIX.

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