Perhaps the Most Noteworthy Investment Idea of 2020 and Beyond...

Posted On Saturday, Aug 15, 2020


Earlier this week, we introduced you to an excellent investing opportunity.

It's called ESG investing.

Our Senior Fund Manager - Chirag Mehta's interview, covered the preliminary questions on ESG, what sustainable investing is and how it can generate better returns.

We also shared details of a survey of managers who are overseeing US$ 12.9 trillion worth of AUM which shows that ESG investing could be a good investment opportunity in the coming years and decades.

Today, we are taking this conversation forward.

As you are now aware, global value of assets invested in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) inclusion in investment decisions tripled in just eight years, to reach $40.5 trillion in 2020, according to data from UN PRI.

This global trend may play out in India too...

The Nifty 50 Index has been the traditional flagship index used to gauge Indian stock markets.

But as markets and trading strategies became more complex broader indices were developed.

In 2011 a broad market index called the Nifty 100 ESG Index was launched. It uses the Nifty 100 Index as a base.

Let's consider Nifty 100 ESG Index's performance attributes in recent times.

In 2018, Nifty 100 ESG Index outperformed the Nifty 100 Index on a calendar year basis by ~2.9%.

In February 2020, the COVID-19 crisis had just begun battering markets.

But the Nifty 100 ESG Index outperformed the Nifty 100 Index by 1.73%.

By the end of July 2020, the markets had recovered most of their losses.

And what do you think happened to the Nifty 100 ESG Index?

The Nifty 100 ESG Index again outperformed the Nifty 100 Index by 2.36%.

Now that's something, isn't it?

So how does this index outperform the markets?

Although both the indices appear to be similar, the one major difference is Quality.

Nifty 100 ESG Index consists of select large cap companies that score high on risk management and ESG compliance. The companies offer additional benefit of low volatility as compared to Nifty 100.

It's this ESG filter that gives them to edge to outperform.

This Nifty 100 ESG Index has indeed majority of times have outperformed the Nifty 100 Index.

Source: NSE India, July 2020- Past Performance may or may not be sustained in future.

If there was ever a more profitable Nifty large cap index across business cycles, your search ends here...

Editor's Note: To learn more about adding ESG funds into your overall portfolio write to us at [email protected]

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Quantum India ESG Equity Fund

An Open ended equity scheme investing in companies following Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) theme
• Long term capital appreciation

•Invests in shares of companies that meet Quantum's Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) criteria.
Quantum Long Term Equity Fund
Investors understand that their principal will be at High Risk.
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