Responsible Horizons

Managed by Insight Investment*

What is Responsible Horizons?

Many investors are looking to achieve a positive environmental or social impact, and when looking at sustainable investing, are seeking businesses that will stand the test of time.

Responsible Horizons starts with a recognition that the world we live in is subject to unprecedented uncertainty due to era defining mega-issues like climate change and rising social inequality. For sustainable investing funds to achieve their objectives the underlying institutions they invest in will need to be compatible with this changing world.

Every Responsible Horizons portfolio will aim to:

  • Reflect long-term sustainable themes, such as climate change and social inequality.
  • Emphasise the best and avoid the worst performers on environmental, social and governance (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.

Combining all these elements, we believe these principles mean Responsible Horizons can help align investments to client’s values, as well as offer the potential for an attractive return.

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

1 As at 31 March 2022. Assets under management (AUM) are represented by the value of cash securities and other economic exposure managed for clients. Figures shown in GBP and EUR. 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.

2 As at 31 March 2022. The ESG assets under management figure shown reflects the sum of assets to which one or more of the following criteria apply within the investment guidelines/objectives of segregated mandates/strategies/pooled funds: exclusions, impact, positive screen/best-in-class, sustainable/thematic (including climate) related approaches. Assets under management (AUM) are represented by the value of cash securities and other economic exposure managed for clients. Figures shown in GBP and EUR. 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.

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1 As at 31 March 2022. Assets under management (AUM) are represented by the value of cash securities and other economic exposure managed for clients. Figures shown in GBP and EUR. 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.

2 As at 31 March 2022. The ESG assets under management figure shown reflects the sum of assets to which one or more of the following criteria apply within the investment guidelines/objectives of segregated mandates/strategies/pooled funds: exclusions, impact, positive screen/best-in-class, sustainable/thematic (including climate) related approaches. Assets under management (AUM) are represented by the value of cash securities and other economic exposure managed for clients. Figures shown in GBP and EUR. 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.

Funds

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Responsible Horizons Strategic Bond
Fund

The Responsible Horizons Strategic Bond Fund invests primarily in securities either denominated in or hedged back to sterling with the freedom to invest across global fixed income markets, as it seeks to generate an attractive level of return whilst taking ESG factors into account.

Responsible Horizons UK Corporate Bond Fund

The Fund seeks generate a return through a combination of income and capital returns, whilst taking environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors into account. The Fund targets the outperformance of the Markit iBoxx GBP Collateralized & Corporate Index after fees over any rolling three year period (meaning a period of three years, no matter which day you start on). However, performance is not guaranteed and a capital loss may occur.

Fund benchmarks

Responsible Horizons Strategic Bond Fund

Objective: To generate a return through a combination of income and capital returns, whilst taking environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors into account.

Benchmark: The Fund will measure its performance against the UK Investment Association Sterling Strategic Bond Sector as a comparator benchmark (the “Benchmark”). The Fund will use the Benchmark as an appropriate comparator because it represents a broad range of similar Sterling denominated bond funds that invest in corporate bonds.

The Fund is actively managed, which means the Investment Manager has discretion over the selection of investments, subject to the investment objective and policies as disclosed in the Prospectus.

Responsible Horizons UK Corporate Bond Fund

Benchmark: The Fund will measure its performance against the Markit iBoxx GBP Collateralized & Corporate Index (the “Benchmark”) after fees over any rolling three year period (meaning a period of three years, no matter which day you start on). The Fund will use Markit iBoxx GBP Collateralized & Corporate Index as a target for the purposes of monitoring the risk taken in the Fund and the UK Investment Association’s Sterling Corporate Bond NR Sector average as an appropriate comparator because it includes a broad representation of similar Sterling denominated funds that invest in corporate bonds.

The Fund is actively managed, which means the Investment Manager has discretion to invest outside the Benchmarks, subject to the investment objective and policy as disclosed in the Prospectus.

Investment Risks

The value of investments can fall. Investors may not get back the amount invested. Income from investments may vary and is not guaranteed.

Objective/Performance Risk: There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its objectives.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investment Approach Risk: This Fund can be considered to follow an ESG investment approach or incorporate elements of an ESG investment approach, which may cause it to perform differently than other funds that have a similar objective but which do not integrate an ESG investment approach (or elements thereof) when selecting securities. In addition, in following an ESG investment approach, the Fund is dependent upon information and data from third parties (which may include providers for research reports, screenings, ratings and/or analysis such as index providers and consultants). Such information or data may be incomplete, inaccurate or inconsistent.

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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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Adrian Grey
Global Chief Investment Officer
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Robert Sawbridge


Head of Responsible Investment

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Fabien Collado

Portfolio manager

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Lucy Speake
Head of European Credit, Chair of Responsible Investment Committee

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

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Resources

Just how impactful are impact bonds?

Exploring the risk of ‘impact washing’ in the impact bond market

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EMD: Evolution of impact investing

Are emerging markets ESG-friendly? Find out why Insight believes it is for EMD.

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Making their mark on the world

In this infographic we explore the world of impact bonds, assessing the growth and evolution of impact bonds since 2015.

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Inflation: is it all bad news for bonds?

Rising interest rates and growing inflationary pressures present both opportunities and threats to fixed-income investors, says Insight Investment portfolio manager Adam Whiteley.

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Taking stock of the Responsible Horizons Strategic Bond Fund

In this video, Adam Whiteley, portfolio manager, dives into the detail of the Responsible Horizons Strategic Bond Fund answering questions on the portfolio positioning, inflation in the current market and its potential impact, greenwashing and how new covid variants could impact the portfolio in 2022.

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BROCHURE

How Insight invests responsibly – an overview

Responsible investment is about taking all risks into account, for both the short and long term. This is not a niche approach relevant to only a few investors, or just part of a portfolio – we believe the right way to invest for the long term is to invest responsibly.

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For a full list of risks applicable to this fund, please refer to the Prospectus or other offering documents. Please refer to the prospectus, and the KIID before making any investment decisions. Documents are available in English and an official language of the jurisdictions in which the Fund is registered for public sale. Go to fund-centre.

The value of investments can fall. Investors may not get back the amount invested. Income from investments may vary and is not guaranteed.

Insight Investment uses impact bonds as an umbrella term for fixed income issuances the proceeds of which are dedicated solely to projects intended to meet environmental or social criteria. This encompasses the universe of bonds referred to as green or sustainable as well as more specific outcome-oriented issuances such as blue, gender and transition bonds.

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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