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Through SEB Global Equal Opportunity Fund you can invest in companies that are in the forefront of gender equality and inclusion. For example, the fund invests in companies that deliver products and services that directly or indirectly increase equal opportunity and inclusion.
Past performance does not guarantee future performance. The value of investment funds and other financial instruments may rise as well as fall and there is no guarantee you will recover your original investment. The fund is classified as a higher risk fund and may, due to its composition and management methods, fall or rise sharply in value. Key investor information documents and prospectuses are available on www.sebgroup.lu/funds.
The fund invests in companies that are on the forefront of gender diversity and inclusion, for example with respect to equal pay and gender diversity in leadership positions.
The companies that the fund invests in contributes to the UN:s sustainable development goals, for instance number 5 Gender Equality, 3 Good Health and Well-being and 4 Quality Education
This fund is classified as an article 9 fund in accordance with the EU disclosure regulation, meaning that it has sustainable investment as its objective.
We believe that companies will gain from focusing on gender diversity and inclusion in all aspects from ownership and board composition to their everyday operations. The market for talent has become more competitive and it is more than ever to attract, include and keep the most talented people as employees. If employees are treated well and thrive in their workplace staff turnover decreases and long-term productivity increases.
One of many important factors that are taken into consideration when the investments are made is the gender diversity of boards and management groups.
The numbers show the proportion of the fund that is invested in companies where at least one third is women on their board and management teams respectively, compared to the benchmark index (MSCI World Net Return Index).
The reason for choosing a third as our threshold value is that it is the share required to be able to reap the benefits of diversity according to the UN-organisation ILO.
A small share of companies report data on the gender pay gap which is an issue for the fund management. According to Equileap* only nine percent of Swedish and 35 percent of European companies report and are transparent with this information. The numbers below show the share of the fund that invests in companies that are transparent with their gender pay gap in comparison to benchmark index. The fund has a larger share of transparent companies than the benchmark, but the potential for improvement is large.
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