Thematics Asset Management (Thematics AM) – an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers specialized in global thematic strategies – expands its line-up with Thematics Climate Selection, a concentrated, multi-thematic fund targeting companies whose emissions trajectories are aligned with the Paris Agreement target of keeping the global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius.
energy, or target companies providing ‘climate solutions’, Thematics AM look at climate change through a different lens. Instead, they target companies that have a clear decarbonization trajectory in line with a maximum 2° rise in global temperatures, irrespective of industry or product focus.
The Fund’s investment universe spans each of Thematics AM’s five thematic strategies – Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Safety, the Subscription Economy, Water and Wellness –
and the subsequent portfolio of 40-60 holdings represents a concentrated, high-conviction and multi-thematic portfolio of leading companies that are well placed to navigate the transition to a decarbonized world.
The Fund is co-managed by Founding partners and portfolio managers Arnaud Bisschop and Karen Kharmandarian and supported by climate specialist Guillaume Gosselin.
Arnaud Bisschop, Portfolio Manager and Head of ESG of Thematics Asset Management comments: “The urgency of climate change is more evident than ever, with transition risks impacting company balance sheets as well as overall profitability. We believe that by identifying the companies leading the charge in the adoption and disclosure of decarbonization strategies, it is possible to turn transition risks into transition opportunities.”
Guillaume Gosselin, CFA, Climate Specialist at Thematics Asset Management comments: “In addition to integrating ESG considerations throughout the investment decision-making process and holding the French Label ISR, as with all funds in our range, Thematics Climate Selection also combines both quantitative and qualitative climate assessments to build a conviction-based, Paris-aligned portfolio. The qualitative assessment considers a company’s climate governance, strategy & risk management, engagement, disclosure and targets while the quantitative assessment also includes a company’s science-based scenario targets.”