F&C Responsible Sterling Bond Fund

    In Short

    NameF&C Responsible Sterling Bond Fund
    Asset ClassFixed Income
    Theme/Sub-classSRI / Income
    NordSIP CategoryCore / Impact
    Fund ProfileNA
    StructureManaged Account Strategy
    AvailabilityFor institutional investors only
    ManagerRebecca Seabrook

    Strategy description

    Managed actively on a bottom-up basis and coupled with engagement efforts, the Fund aims to maximise returns through investment primarily in fixed interest securities of an ethically screened, diversified list of companies.

    SRI Highlights

    • Through its ‘invest, avoid, improve’-approach, the fund has a focus on quality, growth companies that are demonstrating a clear commitment to sustainability and positive contributions to society
    • Engagement is an integral part of our investment philosophy and progress is reported on in a structured manner
    • Producing compelling and periodic content for clients and the public on active ownership activities, impact and topical ESG issues.


    International Norms: companies whose activities clearly infringe international agreements and which are complicit in human rights abuses (following the UN guiding principles and OECD guidelines).

    Fossil fuel / Thermal coal: companies that derive over 10% of their revenues from the extraction of thermal coal, oil and gas companies whose production derived from oil sands is 1% or more of total production and extractives companies undertaking exploration and production activities in sensitive areas.

    All Weapons including Anti-personnel mines, Cluster munitions, Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons

    Tobacco: companies that derive any turnover from the manufacture of tobacco products or derive 10% or more of turnover from the sale of tobacco products.

    Gambling: companies whose core business is gambling, such as casinos or derive 10% or more of their total revenues from gambling, such as hotels or restaurants.

    Pornography: companies involved in the production or distribution of pornographic materials or retailers that derive more than 3% of turnover from the sale of such material.

    Alcohol: companies that derive any turnover from the production of alcoholic beverages, that derive over 33% of turnover from selling alcohol or derive over 10% from bottling, wholesale or sale.