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Qblue Balanced and Heptagon Capital launch Article 9 Fund

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Qblue Balanced (Qblue), a Copenhagen based asset manager, and Heptagon Capital (Heptagon), a London based asset management firm, have jointly launched an Article 9 equity fund – ‘Qblue Global Sustainable Leaders Fund’.

The fund went live with USD140.5 million on Wednesday, 12 January 2022 as a sub fund within Heptagon’s USD8 billion Irish UCITS fund umbrella.

The Qblue Global Sustainable Leaders Fund investment team is led by CIO Fredrik Martinsson and is focused on a data driven and systematic investment process with a strong focus on sustainability. The Fund invests in companies that have come the furthest in the field of sustainability in every industry and region worldwide. Qblue’s in-house proprietary investment framework, The Sustainability Cube, systematically builds a portfolio of companies located around the world that have been identified as sustainability leaders in their respective field. The fund is classified as an Article 9 fund in accordance with the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

Some of the investors involved with the launch of this UCITS fund include the Denmark’s Chr Augustinus Fabrikker, the Singapore-headquartered financial services company “Singlife with Aviva” and the Swedish insurance company “Dalarnas Försäkringsbolag.”

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