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Candriam Sustainable Equity Japan

Marketing Communication. Please refer to the prospectus of the fund and to the key investor information document before making any investment decision. The documents can be obtained free of charge.

  • ISIN
ISIN
LU1434526627
NAV - 17 JUN 2024
JPY 218,064.00
AUM - 17 JUN 2024
JPY 81,735,967,836.00
SFDR Category 
Article 9

Characteristics

Fund Characteristics

Fund name
Candriam Sustainable Equity Japan
Benchmark
MSCI Japan (Net Return)
SICAV Name
Candriam Sustainable
Currency
JPY
Legal Form
Sub-fund of a SICAV under Luxembourg law
Fund type
UCITS
SFDR Category
Article 9
Creation Date
Term of the fund
The fund has no limited term
Domicile Country
Luxembourg
Management Company, having its registered office in Luxembourg
CANDRIAM, management Company having its registered office in Luxembourg.
Depository Bank
CACEIS Bank, Luxembourg Branch
Transfer Agent
CACEIS Bank, Luxembourg Branch
Recommended investment horizon
6 years
Swing Pricing System
yes
Swing Pricing Description
Swing Pricing is a mechanism by which the net asset value is adjusted upwards (or downwards) if the change in liabilities is positive (or negative) in such a way as to reduce for existing investors the portfolio restructuring costs linked to subscription/ redemption movements in the fund. On valuation days where the difference between the amount of subscriptions and the amount of redemptions of a sub-fund (i.e. net transactions) exceeds a threshold set beforehand by the Board of Directors, the latter shall be entitled to:
- value the net asset value by adding to the assets (in the case of net subscriptions) or deducting from assets (at net redemptions) a fixed percentage of the fees corresponding to market practices and reflecting the fees and/or conditions of liquidity when buying or selling securities; - value the securities portfolio on the basis of bid or ask prices;
- assess the net asset value by setting a level of spreads representative of the relevant market;
- The dilution mechanism must not exceed 2% of the net asset value, except in exceptional circumstances, as in the event of a sharp decrease in liquidity, which would then be detailed for the sub-fund concerned in the annual (semi-) annual report of the SICAV.

Risks

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SRI Date
SRI Value
4
Definition
The summary risk indicator ("SRI") is an indicator with a rating ranging from 1 to 7 and corresponds to increasing levels of risk and return. The methodology for calculating this regulatory indicator is available in the KID.
The summary risk indicator ("SRI") is a guide to the level of risk of this product compared to other products.
It shows how likely it is that the product will lose money because of movements in the markets or because we are not able to pay you.
Main Risks

Currency risk: Funds may hold exposure to a currency different from its valuation currency. Changes in the exchange rate of this currency may negatively affect the value of assets in the portfolio.

Equity Risk: Some funds may be exposed to equity market risk through direct investment (through transferable securities and/or derivative products), meaning submitted to the positive or negative evolution of stock exchanges. These evolutions can be huge and be mainly driven by expectations relative to macro-economy and company results, speculation and irrational factors (including trends, opinions or rumours).

ESG Investment Risk: ESG investment risk refers to the risks arising from the inclusion of ESG factors in the management process, such as the exclusion of activities or issuers and the inclusion of sustainability risks in the selection and/or allocation of issuers in the portfolio.

Model risk: Fund management process relies on establishing a model which is used to identify signals based on past statistical results. Models full efficiency and internally developed strategies may represent a risk.

Risk of loss of capital: Investors are advised that any capital they invest is not guaranteed and that they may therefore not receive back the full amount invested. They may thus suffer a loss.

Other Risks
Concentration risk Counterparty Risk Derivative risk Emerging market risk Liquidity risk Sustainability Risk

Tax, Charges & Fees

Management fees (max)
0.70 %
Subscription
0.00 %
Redemption
0.00 %
Ongoing charges Date
Ongoing charges
0.85 %

Instrument

Name
I - Cap
Currency
JPY
ISIN
LU1434526627
Bloomberg Ticker
CSEPIAJ LX Equity
Morningstar Ticker
N/A
First NAV Date
20/2/17

Orders

NAV Date
D
NAV Calculation Day
D
Frequency valuation
daily
Subscription Cut off
D 12:00
Redemption Cut off
D 12:00

The corresponding time zone is the one associated with the fund's domicile.

ESG

SFDR Category: Article 9

OUR APPROACH TO SELECTING SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS FOR FUNDS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 9 OF THE SFDR*:

This fund has a sustainable investment objective. It invests in economic activities contributing to an environmental and/or social objective. To achieve this objective, the management team makes discretionary investment choices based on an economic/financial analysis process and an internal analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.

a. ESG selection criteria:

For corporates, the internal analysis of ESG criteria consists in selecting the issuers:
• that are the best positioned to meet the challenges of sustainable development;
• that comply with the principles of the United Nations Global Compact (i.e. human rights, labour law, the environment, anti-corruption), and which are therefore less exposed to the risks associated with these themes; and
• that are not engaged in controversial activities such as armament (securities of a company whose activity consists of manufacturing, the use or possession of anti-personnel mines, cluster bombs and/or depleted uranium weapons), tobacco, thermal coal.

For sovereign issuers, the internal analysis of ESG criteria consists in selecting:
• Countries that perform best across our four categories of sustainable development criteria: Human Capital, Natural Capital, Social Capital and Economic Capital;
• Countries that are not part of our highly Oppressive Regimes or dictatorships, based on the Freedom House Freedom in the World Index and the World Bank Voice & Accountability Index.

b. Selection methodology:

The companies selected by the management company are subject to a dual analysis:
• Analysis of their activity to assess their alignment with the major challenges of sustainable development. For example, regarding the transition to a circular economy, the management company will consider a company producing recycled steel to be more sustainable than a company producing steel exclusively from iron ore; and
• Analysis of how the company manages players interacting with the company: its employees, its customers, its shareholders, its suppliers and the environment. Here too, the management company will favour companies that adopt the most sustainable practices given their sector. For example, with regard to relations with its clients, the management company will favour pharmaceutical companies with balanced pricing practices and commercial policies. Similarly, with regard to relations with their employees, the management company attaches great importance to the fight against discrimination and compliance with social standards.

Our sovereign investible universe consists of those countries which perform best across our four categories of sustainable development criteria:
• Natural Capital: stock of naturel resources managed by the country;
• Social Capital: trust, norms and institutions which people can rely on to solve common problems and create social cohesion;
• Human Capital: human productivity to which the country participates through education and other initiatives;
• Economic Capital: assessing the level of economic activity viability.

c. A team of ESG analysts is responsible for assessing the selection criteria:

The analysis and selection of sustainable investments is carried out by a dedicated team of ESG analysts within Candriam. This team is made up of specialists whose mission is to analyse the exposure of companies and governments to the risks and opportunities associated with sustainable development. Selection criteria are expected to evolve over time, based on advances in ESG research and changes in company practices.

Sustainability-related disclosures

    b. Fund specific features

    Companies
    Controversial Activities :
    Level 3 - SRI Exclusion Policy
    Stewardship Active Ownership
    Proxy Voting
    Engagement
    KPI's
    Carbon footprint Corporate - Scope 1&2 30% reduction vs bench , ESG Score Corporate Higher than bench
    Companies Stewardship Active Ownership KPI's
    Controversial Activities :
    Level 3 - SRI Exclusion Policy
    Proxy Voting Carbon footprint Corporate - Scope 1&2 30% reduction vs bench
    Engagement ESG Score Corporate Higher than bench
    Min Sustainable Investments rate

    80%

    Min Sustainable Investments Environmental rate

    0%

    Min Sustainable Investments Social rate

    0%

    Min Sustainable Investments rate

    80%

    Min Sustainable Investments Environmental rate

    0%

    Min Sustainable Investments Social rate

    0%

  • Transparency codes

For more information on the sustainability of our investments and the integration of sustainability risks, please refer to Candriam’s transparency policies and codes and SFDR Article 9 fund sustainability information (available on our website: https://www.candriam.com/en/professional/sfdr/) and the fund prospectus (available on our website https://www.candriam.com).

* SFDR is the acronym given to Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 on the publication of sustainability information in the financial services sector

Information on the sustainability aspects of the promoted fund is available on the SFDR* page of the https://www.candriam.com website. The decision to invest in the fund must take into account all the characteristics or objectives of the fund as described in its prospectus.
* European reference of the regulation and title: “Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 on sustainability related disclosures in the financial services sector

Documents

  • ISIN
Languages

ESG documents

Shareholder documents

Annual and semi-annual reports

Factsheets and fund comments

Other important information

This is a marketing communication. Please refer to the prospectus of the funds and to the key information document before making any investment decision. This marketing communication does not constitute an offer to buy or sell financial instruments, nor does it represent an investment recommendation or confirm any kind of transaction, except where expressly agreed. Although Candriam selects carefully the data and sources within this document, errors or omissions cannot be excluded a priori. Candriam cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect losses as a result of the use of this document. The intellectual property rights of Candriam must be respected at all times, contents of this document may not be reproduced without prior written approval.
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In respect to money market funds, please be aware that an investment in a fund is different from an investment in deposits and that the investment’s principal is capable of fluctuation. The fund does not rely on external support for guaranteeing its liquidity or stabilizing its NAV per unit or share. The risk of loss of the principal is borne by the investor.
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Information on sustainability-related aspects: the information on sustainability-related aspects contained in this communication are available on Candriam webpage https://www.candriam.com/en/professional/sfdr/. The decision to invest in the promoted product should take into account all the characteristics or objectives of the promoted product as described in its prospectus, or in the information documents which are to be disclosed to investors in accordance with the applicable law.

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