Threadneedle UK Social Bond

A fund that focuses on the corporate bonds of UK corporates and institutions which make a positive contribution to society.

The fund will try to achieve a positive social impact by investing in listed bonds issued by organisations that support socially beneficial activities and balanced economic development, primarily in the UK. Key social themes include employment, education, social housing, transport and infrastructure. Once securities are selected they will be subjected to fundamental credit analysis, with the manager searching for long term solvent businesses with sustainable cash flows. We like the fund for the experience of the fund manager, the strength of the ESG team which assess the social performance of each security and the positive impact the fund has on society.