radicant SDG Impact Solutions – sustainable funds with a focus on global and Swiss companies
Zurich, 03 November 2022 – As part of its gradual market entry, radicant bank ag (radicant) has launched three investment funds issued by LGT Fund Management Company Ltd. The funds are made up only of companies or issuers that make a positive contribution to the 17 sustainability goals (SDGs) of the UN Agenda 2030. They are aimed at clients who want to invest in companies whose products and services have a sustainable impact. All three radicant SDG Impact Solutions funds have a dedicated sustainable investment objective and have been classified as Article 9 “Dark Green” funds at the highest level under the EU SFDR.
The objective of the funds is to invest in a broadly diversified portfolio of companies and issuers with a global orientation and Swiss companies respectively. The companies and issuers that are part of the portfolios have been analysed and selected using radicant’s unique sustainability analysis. Only companies that make a positive overall contribution to the SDGs are considered for selection.
“We want to enable people who want to make their lifestyle more sustainable to also invest in sustainable investment solutions,” says Jan Poser, Chief Sustainable Investment Officer and Co-Founder radicant bank ag. “Our funds offer the opportunity to align one’s own investment strategy with the UN’s 17 SDGs.”
“Dark Green” funds as unique selling point
All three radicant SDG Impact Solutions funds are classified as Article 9 “Dark Green” funds under the EU SFDR. Currently, only about 4% of all funds authorised for distribution in the entire European Economic Area meet this “Dark Green” classification.* The classification requires that the respective funds must pursue a positive environmental, social and/or corporate governance impact. For the bond fund, an additional focus on green and sustainable certified bonds applies to promote dedicated sustainability objectives, such as the transition to a CO2-neutral economy.
Using a multi-stage investment process based on a multi-factor model with around 50 historical return drivers, radicant can offer broadly diversified equity and bond portfolios with a focus on financial quality. Here is an overview of the three investment funds that radicant has launched as asset manager together with LGT Fund Management Company Ltd (management company):
radicant SDG Impact Solutions funds
- Global Sustainable Equities
- Swiss Sustainable Equities
- Global Sustainable Bonds
Further information and our short overview video can be found on our website and the website of the Liechtenstein Investment Fund Association lafv.li (prospectus and basic information). radicant’s financial product portfolio also includes actively managed certificates thematically aligned with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
About radicant bank ag
radicant bank ag (radicant) is a data- and technology-driven start-up with the goal of democratizing access to personalized and sustainable financial services around the clock. The fintech company will promote the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the market with its community and financial services, as well as by establishing those goals within its company. Through increased transparency, the bank will help its customers to achieve their individual financial and sustainability goals. radicant is currently in the start-up phase and received its banking license from FINMA in May 2022. https://radicant.com
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*Morningstar Manager Research Services, “SFDR Article 8 and Article 9 Funds: Q2 2022 in Review”, 28 July 2022
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