BNP AM

The sustainable investor for a changing world

Thematic investing

BNP Paribas Asset Management is among the leaders in the fast-growing thematic investment market1, offering a broad range of thematic strategies to diversify and capture sources of growth.

Why thematic investing

Our societies and economies are being shaped by powerful global megatrends, from climate change and environmental sustainability to health and wellness. Thematic strategies aim to invest in the long-term beneficiaries of such megatrends.

In this way, thematic investing introduces a new dimension to asset allocation – one that, while not independent from them, transcends classifications of asset classes, sectors, regions and styles. We think it can improve portfolio outcomes by, for example, enhancing diversification or long-term returns potential. Investors may also benefit from having a clearer idea of what they are investing in, as well as the ability to choose themes that fit their values or convictions. 

These shifts are creating compelling opportunities that thematic strategies can capitalise upon by investing in assets that are well positioned to benefit from the structural changes underlying the theme.

CAPITAL APPRECIATION POTENTIAL

PORTFOLIO DIVERSIFICATION

INVESTMENT TRANSPARENCY

Why us

We are a recognised leader in thematic investing2, having first entered the space more than 15 years ago. Today, we offer an innovative range of thematic strategies that are strategically positioned to capture opportunities presented by global megatrends.

Our experienced multi-disciplinary teams and global scope ensure a deep understanding of new ecosystems, business models and technologies, while ESG integration3 can help to improve our investment decision making.

Our strategies

Our suite of thematic strategies tap into a number of key themes: energy transition, environmental sustainability, equality and inclusive growth, health and wellness, and technology.

Our strategies follow a high-conviction approach to ensure focused exposure to the specific theme and utilise a global investment universe to maximise opportunity capture.

[1][2] Morningstar, BNP Paribas Asset Management, as of end of April 2023. Europe cross-border and local funds, all asset classes, active only and active & passive.

[3] ESG = Environmental, Social and Governance. ESG assessments are based on BNP Paribas Asset Management’s proprietary methodology which integrates all three aspects of E, S & G.

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    Disclaimer

    Past performance or achievement is not indicative of current or future performance.

    Any views expressed here are those of the author as of the date of publication, are based on available information, and are subject to change without notice. Individual portfolio management teams may hold different views and may take different investment decisions for different clients. This material does not constitute investment advice.

    Investments are subject to market fluctuations and the risks inherent in investments in securities. The value of investments and the income they generate may go down as well as up and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial investment. There is no guarantee that the performance objective will be achieved.

    Investing in emerging markets or specialised or restricted sectors is likely to be subject to a higher-than-average volatility due to a high degree of concentration, greater uncertainty because less information is available, there is less liquidity or due to greater sensitivity to changes in market conditions (social, political and economic conditions).

    For a complete description and definition of risks, please consult the last available prospectus and PHS of the fund. Investors considering subscribing to a fund should read carefully its most recent prospectus and PHS that can be downloaded free of charge from our website: www.bnpparibas-am.com.

    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment risk: The lack of common or harmonised definitions and labels integrating ESG and sustainability criteria at EU level may result in different approaches by managers when setting ESG objectives. This also means that it may be difficult to compare strategies integrating ESG and sustainability criteria to the extent that the selection and weightings applied to select investments may be based on metrics that may share the same name but have different underlying meanings. In evaluating a security based on the ESG and sustainability criteria, the Investment Manager may also use data sources provided by external ESG research providers. Given the evolving nature of ESG, these data sources may for the time being be incomplete, inaccurate or unavailable. Applying responsible business conduct standards in the investment process may lead to the exclusion of securities of certain issuers. Consequently, (the Sub-Fund’s) performance may at times be better or worse than the performance of relatable funds that do not apply such standards.

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