It is also important to invest globally to expand the universe of opportunities available. For example, in the past 20 years, the number of countries in the global high-yield market has increased from 22 to 85.
The decisions that companies make about human capital and customers during the current pandemic will long be remembered not only by those directly affected, but by investors, too. Since 1983, we have been at the forefront of ESG integration in the investment industry and have proven, through research, that the best ESG performers are typically rewarded with tighter spreads. We use our proprietary ESG Dashboard, which quantifies a company’s ESG profile across a broad range of metrics to produce an overall ranking: the QESG Score, to help us quantify ESG risk.
Seeking companies with sustainable cash flows and long-term growth in enterprise value, we engage businesses on ESG and strategic matters to help mitigate risk and strengthen long-term performance, and improve their impact on society and the environment.