ESG in fixed income – sustainably preserving and adding value

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ESG in fixed income

Massive economic, social, and environmental challenges, such as finite resources, increasing inequality, and ongoing climate change, also lead to increased pressure on asset managers – as clients increasingly expect us to integrate sustainability considerations into our investment processes. We are also convinced of the importance of considering sustainability. In this Insights, we present the multi-layered integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into our fixed income investment approach.

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Authors

Till Schultis
ESG Investment Specialist
Robert Reichle

Robert Reichle, CFA, CQF joined Berenberg as a senior portfolio manager in January 2010. As a member of the fixed income selection team he is responsible for the creation and implementation of global fixed income portfolio management strategies. He has expertise in emerging markets debt, global government bonds, as well as corporates and financials. He is also the lead manager of the Berenberg mutual funds Emerging Markets Bond Selection, Global Bond Selection, and EUR Government Bond Selection. Robert has been working in the financial sector since 2004. Before joining Berenberg he was a senior strategist and portfolio manager at Payden & Rygel in Los Angeles and he also worked at WestLB AG, London as a manager in Emerging Markets credit derivatives trading and structuring. Robert is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), received the CQF designation, and also has a German Diplom in economics from the University of Ulm and a Master in international economics from the University of Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris.

Head of Fixed Income Global & Emerging Markets
Oliver Brunner

Oliver Brunner, CIIA, heads the portfolio management department (core strategies) at Berenberg. He has been working in private asset management since 2007. In addition to overall responsibility for the core strategies and 1590 fund family, the graduate industrial engineer manages large special mandates for foundations, church institutions and private clients with special requirements. He completed his studies at the end of the 1990s at the Technical University of Karlsruhe; in 2006 he passed the part-time examination to become a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA). From 2000 to 2007, he was portfolio manager and equity analyst at Baden-Württembergische Bank AG in Stuttgart.

Head of Portfolio Management Multi Asset - Defensive & Total Return Strategies