ESG at TwentyFour
At TwentyFour Asset Management we believe Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors can have an influence on the value of our investments.
Our proprietary relative value software, Observatory, enables us to offer ESG screening specifically designed for investors who wish to focus on sustainability and promoting better social outcomes, while still benefiting from TwentyFour’s specialist, active approach to fixed income.
Our sustainable strategy is a simple way for investors to help ensure their capital is being invested sustainably and responsibly, while still benefiting from TwentyFour’s specialist and active approach to fixed income.
ESG issues can be a risk to fixed income returns like any other. At TwentyFour we have built the assessment of these risks into our regular investment process, with an integrated ESG model used daily by portfolio managers for all strategies across the firm.
However, in recent years many investors have begun to consider sustainability a key element of their own investment objectives, and have sought products that specifically avoid investing in companies perceived to operate in an unsustainable way, either for their own business or the society and environment in which they operate.
Unfortunately, especially within fixed income where ESG data availability can be poor compared to publically quoted equities, managers have developed a range of approaches to sustainable investing, and it is clear to us that many of these may not work for investors in the way they should.