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The Affirmative Global Bond Fund (the Fund) is a dedicated fixed income offering that is strongly underpinned by environmental and social values to create sustainable returns for clients. It addresses the growing momentum for investing with a social conscience while simultaneously delivering mainstream financial returns.

Impact fixed income specialists

Pioneers of green bonds, with the longest track record in the market

Robust verification and reporting process

Maintains strong principles of integrity and transparency

Social conscience

Helps create environmentally and socially resillient communities


Invest sustainably with a fund that makes a positive social and environmental impact without compromising on returns.

Investment objective: To simultaneously create a positive and verifiable environmental and social impact, whilst targeting a total return in excess of the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index (hedged to Australian dollars), before fees, over rolling three-year periods.

Inception date




Investment horizon

6 April 2018 Global Fixed Interest – actively managed
Quarterly Typically 40+ including labelled green bonds, social bonds and sustainable bonds 3 - 5 years
Duration limit Cash limit Management fee1 Minimum investment APIR code
+/-2 years vs benchmark Exposure to A or higher rated cash or equivalents </=10%
0.55% p.a. (Class A)
0.75% p.a. (Wholesale Class)
$25,000 (Class A)
$5,000 (Wholesale Class)
FSF7298AU (Class A)
FSF8602AU (Wholesale Class)

RIAA Certified



The Affirmative Global Bond Fund has been certified by RIAA according to the strict operational and disclosure practices required under the Responsible Investment Certification Program. See for details.*



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