BNP Paribas Asset Management (‘BNPP AM’) Australia today announced that is has become a member of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (‘RIAA’), the peak industry body representing responsible, ethical and impact investors across Australia and New Zealand.
BNPP AM Australia also highlighted that its BNP Paribas Environmental Equity Trust (‘Trust’) has been certified by RIAA. The RIAA Certification indicates that the Trust has been independently verified as true to label. It has implemented a detailed responsible investment process for all investment decisions and has met the strict performance and holdings disclosure requirements of the Program.
The Trust is a ‘true to label’ environmental offering, based on the premise that population dynamics, resource scarcity, inadequate infrastructure and environmental constraints will profoundly shape global markets, creating significant investment opportunities as well as new risks for traditional portfolios. The Trust is ‘Recommended’ by both Lonsec Research and Zenith Investment Partners.
David Grybas, BNPP AM Australia Chief Executive Officer
“We are delighted to become a member of RIAA; and to participate in the Responsible Investment Certification Program. The firm is aligned with local investors who demand sustainable products and who are looking to invest responsibly. Through the BNP Paribas Environmental Equity Trust’s ‘deep green’ environmental investment strategy, BNPP AM Australia is now offering a sustainable investment option with a ten year strategy track record.”
The Trust is an Australian domiciled investment vehicle available to both Australian and New Zealand investors. The minimum investment amount is AU$ 25,000.
The BNP Paribas Environmental Equity Trust complements the other investment strategies offered by BNP Paribas Asset Management in Australia, namely: global value equities, global growth equities, global emerging market equities, global fixed income, domestic equities, multi asset solutions and infrastructure. As at 30 April 2018, BNP PARIBAS ASSET MANAGEMENT Australia Limited had assets under management of over AU$ 11 billion.
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BNP PARIBAS ASSET MANAGEMENT Australia Limited (ABN 78 008 576 449 AFSL 223418) (BNPP AMAU) is the investment manager of the BNP Paribas Environmental Equity Trust (ARSN 615 479 662). The Responsible Entity of, and issuer of units in, the Trust is Equity Trustees Limited (ABN 46 004 031 298 AFSL 240975). Equity Trustees Limited is a subsidiary of EQT Holdings Limited (ABN 22 607 797 615), a publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: EQT). A Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for the Trust is available at www.bnpparibas-am.com.au.
The Lonsec Rating (assigned July 2018) presented in this document is published by Lonsec Research Pty Ltd ABN 11 151 658 561 AFSL 421 445. The Rating is limited to “General Advice” (as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)) and based solely on consideration of the investment merits of the financial product(s). Past performance information is for illustrative purposes only and is not indicative of future performance. It is not a recommendation to purchase, sell or hold BNP Paribas Asset Management product(s), and you should seek independent financial advice before investing in this product(s). The Rating is subject to change without notice and Lonsec assumes no obligation to update the relevant document(s) following publication. Lonsec receives a fee from the Fund Manager for researching the product(s) using comprehensive and objective criteria. For further information regarding Lonsec’s Ratings methodology, please refer to our website at http://www.beyond.lonsec.com.au/intelligence/lonsec-ratings
The Zenith Investment Partners (“Zenith”) Australian Financial Services License No. 226872 rating (November 2017) referred to in this document is limited to “General Advice” (as defined by the Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only. This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual. It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s). Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs. Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or a related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessment’s and at http://www.zenithpartners.com.au/RegulatoryGuidelines