StanChart Securities introduced its latest fund partner, Ninety One, during the fireside chat webinar held recently.
The addition of Ninety One to Standard Chartered Securities’ already extensive range of fund providers will see two new Unit Trust funds added to its shelf of funds offerings, one of which is ESG focused; resulting in a total of five ESG funds on offer.
CEO of Standard Chartered Securities Brenda Low, in a statement, said that the markets represent unique challenges, with rapid urbanisation, heightened vulnerability from climate change, and significant social and economic disruption brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We believe finance is critical in addressing these challenges. It also plays a role in taking advantage of the opportunities; to leapfrog to low carbon technology and accelerate inclusion through digital solutions. This enables individuals to build a positive future for themselves and their families, businesses to thrive and grow, and governments to deliver economic prosperity for the wider community. At Standard Chartered, we are committed to making our own change, to help our clients change,” she said.
Ninety One is an active and responsible global investment manager, focused on making a real difference for our clients.
With three decades of experience, 241 investment professionals and operating across 14 countries globally, Ninety One offers distinctive investment strategies to help investors navigate an ever-changing world with a clear vision of investing for a world of change.
The latest funds featured, Ninety One Global Environment Fund which focuses on decarbonisation opportunities in 3 key investment themes such as renewable energy, electrification and resource efficiency while Ninety One Global Franchise Fund seeks to provide resilient returns through quality-focused investing.
Standard Chartered is a market leader in Wealth Management having established offerings in Brunei for over 20 years. Standard Chartered implemented stringent certification standards of its Wealth Management Consultants team in 2004 and opened its Wealth Managements Centres in 2006, followed by the offering of Bonds in 2010.
Following the implementation of the Securities Markets Order, Standard Chartered Securities (B) Sdn Bhd (“SCSB”) was established as a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank in 2016. Last year SCSB introduced the first ESG focused fund in the country as well as the capability to view investment portfolio via online banking.
SCSB offers the most extensive range of investment offerings with more than 170 bonds and 60 types of unit trust funds from nine fund partners and a team of 18 licensed Relationship Managers, Wealth Consultants and Investment Counsellors.
Potential investors are required to complete a client risk profiling assessment to ensure that they understand their risk appetite before taking up any wealth products. Investors who wish to know more about wealth products and services can get in touch with their licensed relationship managers or wealth consultants by visiting https://www.sc.com/bn/invest.
This article was first published on 20 November 2021 in our Weekly E-Paper issue 168 | More stories here
THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN