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Introducing a ‘sustainability’ focus for Stewart Investors (Wholesale) Global Emerging Markets Leaders option

After an internal review of the investment strategy, Stewart Investors (as part of the First Sentier Investors group) have advised that they will reposition the Global Emerging Markets Leaders portfolio to invest in companies that are considered to be positioned to benefit from, and contribute to, sustainable development.  

Stewart Investors consider development to be sustainable if it furthers human development and has an ecological footprint that respects planetary boundaries. 

Please refer to the Stewart Investors website for further information on their approach to sustainable investing:  Our approach to sustainable investing (  

This transition will occur from 11 April 2022.

Importantly, there is no change to the Investment objective, strategy, benchmark or fees of the option.

Investment Objective

To achieve long-term capital growth through investing in companies in emerging economies, including those listed on developed market exchanges whose activities predominantly take place in emerging market countries. The option aims to outperform the MSCI Emerging Markets Index over rolling five-year periods before fees and taxes.

Investment Strategy

The option is normally invested in shares and securities of larger companies in emerging economies, including those of companies listed on developed market exchanges whose activities predominantly take place in emerging market countries. The option does not hedge currency risk.


If you are invested in this option or have any questions regarding the change, please speak to your financial adviser or call us on 13 13 36, Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm Sydney time.

If you are a financial adviser please contact your First Sentier representative.

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