ESG Focus: KBIGI wins string of major mandates as interest in Sustainable Investing continues to build

Date: 12 Oct 2022

Silvia Ricciardi

Dublin-based KBI Global Investors, a pioneer in the field of Natural Resources equity investing since 2001, has seen interest in its Natural Resources strategies and has witnessed its ESG focus grow to reach new highs over the past three years, with new mandates across the strategies totalling €3.4bn secured over the period.

Dublin-based KBI Global Investors, a pioneer in the field of Natural Resources equity investing since 2001, is experiencing a strong flow of assets on the back of the ongoing drive towards more sustainable investing practices – welcoming some of the world’s biggest and most high-profile investors to its doors in recent months, with a string of new mandates.

  • Northern Trust Asset Management has selected KBIGI’s Global Sustainable Infrastructure Strategy (‘GSIS’) for inclusion in a multi-manager infrastructure mutual fund, and for distribution to its institutional OCIO clients in North America.
  • Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc. first became a distribution partner for KBIGI in 2019, investing in its Global Equities Strategy and subsequently the Global Resource Solutions Strategy (which invests across water, agribusiness, and clean energy). Sun Life has now adopted GSIS, broadening the range of specialist investment strategies available to the Canadian market.
  • Government of Guam Retirement Fund has awarded KBIGI a new institutional mandate, the sovereign also choosing to invest in GSIS.
  • Mediolanum International Funds Limited, based in Ireland is part of the Italian Mediolanum Banking Group and has selected KBIGI as co-manager for its newly launched Circular Opportunities strategy, for distribution in Italy.

KBIGI has also struck a new partnership with a large Japanese distributor, through majority shareholder Amundi’s Tokyo team. This distributor is using the firm’s Water Strategy, Global Energy Transition Strategy and GSIS as part of its Climate Solutions strategy, which is marketed to Japanese retail investors.

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