Two of Nordea’s Fixed Income ESG Strategies awarded “Towards Sustainability” label

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LUXEMBOURG, LU — Nordea Asset Management (NAM) is honoured to receive recognition from the Belgian Central Labelling Agency in the form of a “Towards Sustainability” label for its two European Fixed Income Stars Strategies.

The Central Labelling Agency (CLA) of the Belgian SRI label has announced its decision to award Nordea’s European High Yield Stars Bond Strategy and European Corporate Stars Bond Strategy the “Towards Sustainability” label. “We are excited about the growing appreciation of sustainable investments in the Belgian market and see the Towards Sustainability label as a further endorsement of Nordea’s longstanding work in this area,” said Thierry Muller, Head of NAM’s Western Europe distribution. “We are looking forward to continue working with our distribution partners to create value for the Belgian investors.”

Nordea’s European Fixed Income Stars Strategies are part of Nordea’s expansion into Fixed Income ESG solutions. Eric Pedersen, Head of Responsible Investments at NAM, explains: “ESG risks affect not only equities but also fixed income instruments. Full integration of ESG factors is a key part of our investment process designed to beat the benchmark and deliver long-term sustainable returns by offering a materially improved ESG profile compared to the general market.”*

With the two newly labelled strategies, NAM’s family of Towards Sustainability labelled products now includes not only 5 ESG-enhanced equity solutions but also 3 fixed income strategies. These comprise Nordea’s Emerging Stars Equity Strategy, Global Stars Equity Strategy, European Stars Equity Strategy, North American Equity Strategy and Global Climate and Environment Strategy, Emerging Stars Bond Strategy, European Corporate Stars Bond Strategy and European High Yield Stars Bond Strategy.

The Towards Sustainability Initiative aspires to increase the quality of socially responsible and sustainable financial products, and to reassure potential investors that labelled financial products are managed in keeping with the highest sustainability standards. Independent supervision by the CLA protects the integrity of the quality standard and the label. For more information on the “Towards Sustainability” label, visit www.towardssustainability.be

*There can be no warranty that an investment objective, targeted returns and results of an investment structure is achieved. The value of your investment can go up and down, and you could lose some or all of your invested money.

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About Nordea Asset Management

Nordea Asset Management (NAM, AuM 223bn EUR*), is part of the Nordea Group, the largest financial services group in the Nordic region (AuM 311bn EUR*). NAM offers European and global investors’ exposure to a broad set of investment funds. We serve a wide range of clients and distributors which include banks, asset managers, independent financial advisors and insurance companies.

Nordea Asset Management has a presence in Bonn, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Helsinki, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, New York, Oslo, Paris, Santiago de Chile, Singapore, Stockholm, Vienna and Zurich. Nordea’s local presence goes hand in hand with the objective of being accessible and offering the best service to clients.

Nordea’s success is based on a sustainable and unique multi-boutique approach that combines the expertise of specialised internal boutiques with exclusive external competences allowing us to deliver alpha in a stable way for the benefit of our clients. NAM solutions cover all asset classes from fixed income and equity to multi asset solutions, and manage local and European as well as US, global and emerging market products. 

*Source: Nordea Investment Funds S.A., 30.06.2020

For further information:

Roger De Passe, Head of Distribution Belgium

+322 528 05 60, [email protected]

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