Principles for Responsible Investment

DGAP-News: Tübingen-based healthcare investor SHS joins UN investor initiative PRI for responsible investing

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 12:07pm

Finally, SHS partner DrAndr Zimmermann uses an SHS portfolio company as an example:

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  • Finally, SHS partner DrAndr Zimmermann uses an SHS portfolio company as an example:
    "An exemplary example of responsible investing is our investment in phenox GmbH in Bochum.
  • PRI CEO Fiona Reynolds comments: "We are very pleased to welcome SHS as a signatory to the PRI.
  • About SHS Gesellschaft fr Beteiligungsmanagement mbH:
    "Building European Healthcare Champions" is the guiding principle of the Tbingen-based sector investor SHS.
  • The investment company is committed to the principle of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and is a member of PRI, an investor initiative launched by the UN Environment Programme.

S&P Global joins the Net Zero Financial Services Provider Alliance, part of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 12:01am

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --S&P Global has today announced that it is a founding member of the newly launched Net Zero Financial Services Provider Alliance (NZFSPA) .

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  • NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --S&P Global has today announced that it is a founding member of the newly launched Net Zero Financial Services Provider Alliance (NZFSPA) .
  • The newly launched alliance joins the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), part of the UN Race to Zero campaign.
  • Doug Peterson, CEO of S&P Global, said: "The global economic transition to net zero will be realized through a truly collaborative and aligned approach.
  • I am delighted that S&P Global is joining the Net Zero Financial Services Provider Alliance, part of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero to support our common goal of a resilient and sustainable future.

Fitch Group Announces Creation of Sustainable Fitch and Launches ESG Ratings Products

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

The new ESG Ratings from Sustainable Fitch assess the ESG performance and profile of entities and instruments.

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  • The new ESG Ratings from Sustainable Fitch assess the ESG performance and profile of entities and instruments.
  • About Sustainable Fitch ESG Ratings:
    Sustainable Fitch ESG Ratings are not credit ratings.
  • For further details about Sustainable Fitch, including in-depth introductions to the new ESG Ratings and ESG-related Insights, please visit the Sustainable Fitch website.
  • Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of data, research and analytics; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm.

Legend Capital Led a New Round of Investment of Etana

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 12:42am

HONG KONG, Sept 14, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Legend Capital led a new round of investment of PT Etana Biotechnologies Indonesia (Etana), along with Innovent Biologics, Inc. (Innovent) (HKEX: 01801), and a consortium led by UOB Venture Management (UOBVM).

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  • HONG KONG, Sept 14, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Legend Capital led a new round of investment of PT Etana Biotechnologies Indonesia (Etana), along with Innovent Biologics, Inc. (Innovent) (HKEX: 01801), and a consortium led by UOB Venture Management (UOBVM).
  • Hong Tan, Managing Director of Legend Capital, said "We appreciate Etana's vision to provide Indonesia with cost-effective biopharmaceuticals.
  • Legend Capital is an independent professional venture capital company under Legend Holdings.
  • Its core business is positioned at the initial stage of venture capital and expansion stage growth investment.

Securian Financial and Securian Asset Management Sign Principles for Responsible Investment

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

Furthering their commitment to secure a sustainable future, Securian Financial and its subsidiary, Securian Asset Management, have signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) .

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  • Furthering their commitment to secure a sustainable future, Securian Financial and its subsidiary, Securian Asset Management, have signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) .
  • As a life insurance and financial services company, being there when our customers need us requires responsible investment decisions, said Warren Zaccaro, Securian Financial executive vice president and CFO.
  • We will share our progress as we continue to integrate ESG factors into our strong asset management foundation, said Sean OConnell, Securian Asset Management president and CEO and Securian Financials chief investment officer.
  • We are excited to welcome Securian Financial and Securian Asset Management as PRI signatories, said Fiona Reynolds, CEO of the PRI.

VanEck Launches New Active Municipal Bond ETF (SMI) Focusing on Sustainable Development

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 2:30pm

This new ETF enables portfolios to focus on meaningful climate action, increasingly sustainable communities and stronger resilience overall.

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  • This new ETF enables portfolios to focus on meaningful climate action, increasingly sustainable communities and stronger resilience overall.
  • We believe combining active management with the robust analytical data on sustainability provided by HIP results in a compelling, first-to-market municipal bond ETF1.
  • VanEck is a 2017 signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and has decades of experience in fixed income and municipal bond strategies.
  • SMI also illustrates the expansion of the firms sustainable investing offerings, joining last months launch of the VanEck Environmental Sustainability Fund (ENVAX) , the first green bond ETF1, VanEck Green Bond ETF (GRNB) and the VanEck Low Carbon Energy ETF (SMOG) .

Egyptian Fintech MNT-Halan Attracts Circa US$120 Million From Global Investors

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 9:00am

MNT-Halan, Egypts leading fintech ecosystem, announced today a circa US$120 million investment by major global and regional growth investors: Apis Growth Fund II, Development Partners International (DPI), and Lorax Capital Partners.

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  • MNT-Halan, Egypts leading fintech ecosystem, announced today a circa US$120 million investment by major global and regional growth investors: Apis Growth Fund II, Development Partners International (DPI), and Lorax Capital Partners.
  • This round of investment demonstrates confidence in the fintech opportunity in Egypt and further institutionalizes the capitalization table of MNT-Halan.
  • With c.1 million monthly active users, MNT-Halan serves more than 4 million customers in Egypt, of which 3.1 million are financial clients and 1.8 million are borrowers.
  • www.dpi-llp.com
    Incorporated in 2015, Lorax Capital Partners (LCP) is an Egypt focused private equity firm with approximately US$ 320 million under management.

Invest Green Democratizes Cleantech Venture Capital

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 2:39pm

Invest Green, Inc. (IGI) has launched with a mission of providing all investors access to institutional quality Cleantech opportunities managed by a team that includes some of the most experienced and respected pioneers of the ESG movement.

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  • Invest Green, Inc. (IGI) has launched with a mission of providing all investors access to institutional quality Cleantech opportunities managed by a team that includes some of the most experienced and respected pioneers of the ESG movement.
  • IGIs team has been involved in this sector since the very beginning of ESG investing.
  • Investors in our current financing will have a unique opportunity to achieve outsized returns with near term liquidity.
  • We welcome inquiries from the investment community as we work towards becoming a public company, said IGI CEO Andrew McLean.

J O Hambro To Offer First Regnan Mutual Fund In The US

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 3:03pm

BOSTON, Aug. 25 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- J O Hambro Capital Management (JOHCM) announced today the launch of the Regnan Global Equity Impact Solutions Fund (REGIX), Regnan's first mutual fund offering within the United States.

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  • BOSTON, Aug. 25 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- J O Hambro Capital Management (JOHCM) announced today the launch of the Regnan Global Equity Impact Solutions Fund (REGIX), Regnan's first mutual fund offering within the United States.
  • Led by Tim Crockford, the four-person Regnan Equity Impact Solutions team are pioneers in impact investing in public equity markets.
  • Before joining Regnan in June 2020, the team managed the Federated Hermes Impact Opportunities Equity Fund, which Crockford launched in December 2017.
  • Tim Crockford Senior Fund Manager, Head of Regnan Equity Impact Solutions
    Tim leads the Regnan Equity Impact Solutions team.

The World's Largest Carbon Allowance ETF, Surpasses $500 Million Within First Year of Trading

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 2:14pm

High short-term performance of the fund is unusual, and investors should not expect such performance to be repeated.

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  • High short-term performance of the fund is unusual, and investors should not expect such performance to be repeated.
  • Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses.
  • Our suite of China-focused ETFsprovidesinvestors with solutions to capture China's importance as an essential element of a well-designed investment portfolio.
  • Prior to that date, market price returns were based on the midpoint between the Bid and Ask price.