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Certified Erste AM Funds

Certified Erste AM Funds
Certified Erste AM Funds
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The Erste AM RESPONSIBLE funds are subject to constant scrutiny with regard to their sustainable quality. Frequent domestic and international certifications confirm the quality of our sustainability processes. Among them are the Austrian Ecolabel, the FNG-Label 2019, and the Novethic SRI LABEL 2015. For further details please visit our website: 

Erste AM-Rating for Responsible-Fonds


Average ESG-Rating and Exclusion Rate

The categories are as follows:

A excellent

B good

C statisfactory

D inadequate, not investable

E insufficent, not investable

The Average ESG Rating of the Fund refers to all securities actually held by the fund, whereas the the Average ESG Rating of the Fund Universe denotes the average of all securities that are rated for the fund, based on the stringent sustainability criteria of Erste Asset Management.

The Exclusion Rate indicates how many securities from the respective fund universe are rate “not investable” for the respective fund. For example, a 60% exclusion ratio means that only 40% of all potential securities are investable for the fund.

Erste AM-specific ESG Rating

The Erste AM-specific ESG Rating ranges from A+ to E. It scrutinises exclusively those companies that have already been rated by the three rating agencies cooperating with Erste Asset Management. In evaluating ESG criteria, Erste AM takes a very stringent approach. Thus, only 50 % of the approx. 4,100 companies currently rated (i.e. the Erste AM Total Universe) are investable (with a rating from A+ to C). At the moment, the average rating of the Erste AM Total Universe is C. The investable universe is further restricted by exclusion criteria. Nine companies, four states, one agency and four local authorities achieve our current top rating of B+.

The Erste AM Emerging Markets ESG Rating

The rating of ERSTE RESPONSIBLE BOND EMERGING CORPORATE hinges on the analysis of the management of the respective issuer via ESG risk factors on the basis of a model adapted for emerging markets. In the process, the companies are compared on a scale of AAA to C. Companies with environmental benefits are accounted for on the basis of criteria of exclusion.

All Data (Average ESG-Rating for Funds, the Funds Universe and the Exclusion Rate) per 30.11.2018


Legal note:
Prognoses are no reliable indicator for future performance.



Legal disclaimer

This document is an advertisement. Unless indicated otherwise, source: Erste Asset Management GmbH. Our languages of communication are German and English.

The prospectus for UCITS (including any amendments) is published in accordance with the provisions of the InvFG 2011 in the currently amended version. Information for Investors pursuant to § 21 AIFMG is prepared for the alternative investment funds (AIF) administered by Erste Asset Management GmbH pursuant to the provisions of the AIFMG in connection with the InvFG 2011. The fund prospectus, Information for Investors pursuant to § 21 AIFMG, and the Key Information Document can be viewed in their latest versions at the web site within the section mandatory publications or obtained in their latest versions free of charge from the domicile of the management company and the domicile of the custodian bank. The exact date of the most recent publication of the fund prospectus, the languages in which the Key Information Document is available, and any additional locations where the documents can be obtained can be viewed on the web site A summary of investor rights is available in German and English on the website as well as at the domicile of the management company.

The management company can decide to revoke the arrangements it has made for the distribution of unit certificates abroad, taking into account the regulatory requirements.

Detailed information on the risks potentially associated with the investment can be found in the fund prospectus or Information for investors pursuant to § 21 AIFMG of the respective fund. If the fund currency is a currency other than the investor's home currency, changes in the corresponding exchange rate may have a positive or negative impact on the value of his investment and the amount of the costs incurred in the fund - converted into his home currency.

Our analyses and conclusions are general in nature and do not take into account the individual needs of our investors in terms of earnings, taxation, and risk appetite. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of the future performance of a fund.