Bankinvest

Fund Company

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BankInvest was founded in Denmark in 1969 by a large number of small and medium-sized Danish banks. They joined forces to create and share a unique high-quality investment management business. Today, BankInvest is owned by more than 40 Danish local and regional banks and has approximately 160 employees and 11 billion EUR under management.

Background
BankInvest is an Asset Manager, specialised in active portfolio management. Their aim is to deliver a stable outperformance to their clients compared to a given benchmark. They offer investment funds in Developed, Emerging and Frontier Markets investing in both equities and bonds. From the outset, new investment strategies have developed through a combination of innovation and the strong belief that good investment results are based on long term commitment. Bankinvest believe that their fundamental, bottom-up investment process and long term investment horizon are key factors behind their success. These principles have remained unchanged since the beginning of BankInvest in 1969.

Socially Responsible Investment
In February 2008, BankInvest signed the Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), an investor initiative in partnership with United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative and the United Nations Global Compact. They now offer a variety of SRI products that can fulfill the intention of investing in companies complying with UN Global Compact and other international conventions and thereby acting as responsible corporate citizens.

International distribution
In 2006, BankInvest launched BI SICAV and established BISA S.A. in 2007 as its global distributor in Luxembourg responding to the increasing demand from institutional investors outside Denmark.

BI SICAV is an open-ended Luxembourg-based investment company which consists of four sub-funds; Emerging Markets Corporate Debt with and without SRI, New Emerging Markets Equities and finally Global Emerging Markets Equities SRI. Their International distribution is centered on their Emerging Markets products, an area in which they have more than 20 years of experience.

BISA S.A. has a clear focus on Institutional investors outside of Denmark. Their size makes them fast, flexible and easily adaptable to their clients' needs and rapidly changing markets. Their International distribution is centered on their Frontier and Emerging Markets products, an area in which they have more than 20 years of experience.

Company

Fund Name

ISIN

Currency

Inception Date

Rating

Risk

Profile

BI Sicav (BankInvest Group)

BI SICAV Glob Emerg Mkts Eq SRI Dis

LU0304976607

EUR

08/10/2007

2

High

The objective of the Sub-fund is to generate an attractive risk-adjusted return while at the same time adhering to socially responsible investment guidelines (SRI guidelines – as detailed below).  Investments are made in equities with at least two thirds of its assets invested in equities issued by entities having their registered office in Hong Kong, Singapore or countries which are constituents of the index “MSCI Emerging Markets”, or in companies which have their main activity and/or assets in these countries, but are incorporated in another country. The Sub-fund may invest up to 10% in equities issued by entities having their registered office in countries which are not constituents of the indices “MSCI Emerging Markets” or “MSCI Developed Markets”, or in companies which have their main activity and/or assets in these countries.