AP1 and Tobam partner to adopt fossil-free investment strategies

The initiative represents a milestone with Tobam's analysis clearly demonstrating that ESG can be incorporated into vastly different asset classes without sacrificing returns through the use of a systematic approach, AP1 says.

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Sweden's first buffer fund AP1 and a Paris-based research unit driven by quantitative asset manager Tobam are partnering up. Together, they will be adopting a new fossil-free approach to emerging market equity and global high yield exposures.

Currently, Tobam applies a 100 percent fossil fuel free approach to the anti-benchmark emerging markets equity and global high yield strategies funds, which employ its proprietary maximum diversification methodology. This means that companies with significant involvement in the production, sales or extraction of fossil fuels are excluded from the investment universes connected with both strategies.

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