Responsible Horizons

Managed by Insight Investment

What is Responsible Horizons?

Many investors are looking to achieve a positive environmental or social impact, and to invest in sustainable businesses that will stand the test of time. Every Responsible Horizons portfolio will:

  • Reflect long-term themes, such as climate change and social inequality.
  • Emphasise the best and avoid the worst performers on ESG issues, based on research powered by Insight Prime.
  • Avoid certain investments with a negative impact, including tobacco producers.
  • Apply a higher hurdle for environmentally sensitive industries, like energy companies.

Introduction to Responsible Horizons

Prime: the ESG data behind Responsible Horizons

Prime is Insight Investment’s proprietary environmental, social and governance (ESG) rating system, which uses extensive global data and in-depth analysis to highlight key ESG risks.

Insight’s portfolio managers and analysts use Prime to support their investment decisions, inform their engagement with companies, and to build portfolios with sustainability goals.

Introduction to Prime Corporate ESG Ratings

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About insight

About Insight Investment

Insight Investment is one of the world’s largest investment managers, with extensive expertise in risk management, fixed income and absolute return strategies.

Why Insight?

A founding signatory to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2006, Insight has long believed that ESG factors can affect the value of investments. Reflecting the deep integration of ESG analysis in Insight’s business and activities, in 2020, the PRI awarded A+ ratings to Insight for strategy and governance, and for all relevant fixed income capabilities.

Responsible Horizons aims to build on Insight’s evidence-based approach to both investment research and ESG analysis, supported by ESG ratings from Insight’s proprietary model Prime, to offer leading solutions for investors seeking to express their values as they pursue attractive returns.

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    Scale
    Expertise
    Innovation
    Experience
    Solution
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Solution focus

Responsible Horizons strategies invest to achieve a financial return alongside positive environmental or social outcomes, with long-term sustainability in mind.

Solution focus

Responsible Horizons strategies invest to achieve a financial return alongside positive environmental or social outcomes, with long-term sustainability in mind.

Scale

Insight manages over £741.9bn in assets under management, with £13.2bn in ESG-specific strategies.

As at 30 June 2021. Assets under management (AUM) are represented by the value of cash securities and other economic exposure managed for clients. Figures shown in GBP. FX rates as per WM Reuters 4pm spot rates. Reflects the AUM of Insight, the corporate brand for certain companies operated by Insight Investment Management Limited (IIML). Insight includes, among others, Insight Investment Management (Global) Limited (IIMG), Insight Investment International Limited (IIIL), Insight Investment Management (Europe) Limited (IIMEL) and Insight North America LLC (INA), each of which provides asset management services.

Expertise

In 2020, the PRI awarded A+ ratings to Insight for strategy and governance, and for all its fixed income capabilities.

Innovation

Insight has developed cutting-edge proprietary tools for corporate and sovereign ESG risks, corporate climate risks, and impact bonds

Experience

Insight has analysed ESG risks and engaged on relevant factors with company management and sovereign issuers for many years. In 2019, over 80% of Insight’s 1,151 engagements with corporate debt issuers covered ESG issues.

Meet the Insight team

Insight embeds ESG risk analysis across its investment processes: every portfolio manager and analyst is expected to take ESG factors into account where they are material and relevant to the investments they oversee.

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Grey
Adrian Grey
Global Chief Investment Officer
Sawbridge
Robert Sawbridge
Head of Responsible Investment Solutions
Kendall
Joshua Kendall
Head of Responsible Investment Research and Stewardship
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Lucy Speake
Head of European Credit, Chair of Responsible Investment Committee
Funds

Responsible Horizons UK Corporate Bond Fund

Responsible Horizons Strategic Bond Fund

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Underpinned by Insight’s precise and evidence-based approach, Responsible Horizons emphasises both in-depth investment research and active engagement to understand risks and improve behaviour.

Robert Sawbridge, Head of Responsible Investment Solutions

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Resources

Exploring the world of impact bonds

Exploring the world of impact bonds

With global issuance of impact bonds rising, Insight Investment explores this evolving market.

Green Bonds,Impact Bonds,Responsible horizons
Making an impact in fixed income markets

Making an impact in fixed income markets

Rising issuance of green and social bonds against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic is helping to energise an impact bond sector which is also showing new signs of diversity among corporate issuers, says Insight Investment fixed income specialist Joe Sullivan-Bissett.

Fixed Income,Green Bonds,Impact Bonds,Responsible horizons,Social bonds
Could negative screening carry hidden risk?

Could negative screening carry hidden risk?

While the use of so-called negative screening may protect investors from exposure to some harmful assets, fixed income managers should also consider more sophisticated ways to invest responsibly in credit markets, says Insight portfolio manager Damien Hill.

Green Bonds,Inflation,Responsible horizons,Screening
Why responsible investors should not ignore fixed income

Why responsible investors should not ignore fixed income

Responsible investors should not ignore fixed income assets through which they can often exert wider influence than equity investors over governments and companies, writes Insight Investment.

Resources,Responsible horizons
Renewables shift could drive new investment opportunity

Renewables shift could drive new investment opportunity

Increased use of renewables to decarbonise global power generation may prove critical in reversing the trend of climate change and could create a range of new investment opportunities, according to Insight Investment.

Consumption,Emerging Markets,Renewables
Impact bond issuance taps growing demand

Impact bond issuance taps growing demand

With impact bond issuance soaring past the US$1trillion mark¹ in 2020 what will growth in this sector mean for wider markets and what opportunities could it create for fixed income investors? Here, Insight Investment considers the ongoing evolution of the sector.

Bonds,Impact Bonds,Sustainability
EVs and the road ahead

EVs and the road ahead

Soaring future demand for electric vehicles could create major new investment opportunities while paving the way for more sustainable transport networks, according to Insight Investment.

Responsible horizons
Will the Covid-19 crisis reset investment thinking on sustainability?

Will the Covid-19 crisis reset investment thinking on sustainability?

Could the ongoing impacts of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic herald a sea change in how we manage our economy and help drive a more sustainable future? Here, Insight Investment comments on some of the latest steps towards sustainable recovery and investment potential ahead

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Positive thinking

Positive thinking

While ESG focused fixed income investment strategies build on European asset growth to gain new market traction, lack of diversification among issuers and precise performance measurement remain problematic. Here, Insight Investment head of responsible investment and stewardship, Joshua Kendall, surveys the market landscape.

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The value of investments can fall. Investors may not get back the amount invested.

Important information

*Investment Managers are appointed by BNY Mellon Investment Management EMEA Limited (BNYMIM EMEA), BNY Mellon Fund Managers Limited (BNYMFM), BNY Mellon Fund Management (Luxembourg) S.A. (BNY MFML) or affiliated fund operating companies to undertake portfolio management activities in relation to contracts for products and services entered into by clients with BNYMIM EMEA, BNY MFML or the BNY Mellon funds.

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