European Sustainable Equity Fund
Keen Emphasis on Competitive Advantages
We seek to identify industry leaders with strong, stable market positions and meaningful opportunities to reinvest cashflows at attractive returns
Value Chain Lens to Business Model Assessment and Resilience
We use a value chain lens that looks beyond traditional sector classifications for threats and opportunities to help us identify potential transition winners
Focused on Financially Material ESG Risks and Opportunities
We seek strong, innovative companies that structurally adapt to change, including leadership on relevant ESG factors
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The fund complies with the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (the “SFDR”) and is classified as an Article 8 SFDR fund. Neuberger Berman believes that Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) factors, like any other factor, should be incorporated in a manner appropriate for the specific asset class, investment objective and style of each investment strategy.
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Hendrik-Jan Boer joined Neuberger Berman in November 2020 as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager in the Global Sustainable Equity investment team. Hendrik-Jan joined from NN Investment Partners, where since 2004 he had been the Investment Team Manager of Sustainable Investments, a Senior Portfolio Manager of Sustainable Equity Strategies, the Chair of the NN IP Proxy Voting Committee, and a member of the NN IP ESG Board. He joined NN Investment Partners in 1998 and prior to that, was a senior corporate analyst at NatWest Securities, and before that was a senior corporate and European sector analyst at I.R.I.S. (Institute for Research and Investment Services). He began his career at Swiss Bank Corp as a strategist and corporate analyst. Hendrik-Jan earned a MSc in Economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam.
Alex Zuiderwijk, CFA, joined Neuberger Berman in November 2020 as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager in the Global Sustainable Equity investment team. Alex joined from NN Investment Partners, where he was a Senior Portfolio Manager of Sustainable Equity Strategies and a member of the NN IP Proxy Voting Committee. Prior to that, he was at ING IM most recently as a Senior Investment Analyst and before that as an Equity Trader. He began his career at ING Barings as a Research Editor. Alex earned a MSc in Economics & Finance from Open University in 2006 and a BSc in Economics & Law from Haagse Hogeschool in 1999.
Jeroen Brand joined Neuberger Berman in November 2020 as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager in the Global Sustainable Equity investment team. Jeroen joined from NN Investment Partners, where he was a Senior Portfolio Manager of Sustainable Equity Strategies. Prior to that, he was a Senior Portfolio Manager at ING IM. He began his career at AEGON Asset Management as a Portfolio Manager. Jeroen earned a MSc in Business Administration from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam.