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Abbey Capital Multi Asset I MAFIX Sustainability

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Sustainability Summary

Abbey Capital Multi Asset Fund has a number of attributes that may meet the expectations of sustainability-focused investors, despite some issues worthy of attention.

This strategy holds securities with low exposure to ESG risk relative to those of its peers in the Morningstar Multialternative category, earning it the highest Morningstar Sustainability Rating of 5 globes. ESG risk provides investors with a signal that reflects to what degree their investments are exposed to risks related to material ESG issues, including climate change, biodiversity, product safety, community relations, data privacy and security, bribery and corruption, and corporate governance, that are not sufficiently managed. ESG risk differs from impact, which is about seeking positive environmental and social outcomes.

Abbey Capital Multi Asset Fund has an asset-weighted Carbon Risk Score of 7.3, indicating that its companies have low exposure to carbon-related risks. These are risks associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy such as increased regulation, changing consumer preferences, technological advancements, and stranded assets. Currently, the fund has 9.1% involvement in fossil fuels, which compares favorably with 13.6% for its average category peer. Companies are considered involved in fossil fuels if they derive some revenue from thermal coal, oil, and gas.

One potential issue for a sustainability-focused investor is that Abbey Capital Multi Asset Fund doesn’t have an ESG-focused mandate. Funds with an ESG-focused mandate are more likely to align with the expectations of an investor who cares about sustainability issues. The fund exhibits relatively high exposure (10.71%) to companies with high or severe controversies. Companies with controversies may be involved in incidents such as corruption, employee abuses, and environmental incidents that have a negative impact on stakeholders or the environment. Severe and high controversies can have significant financial repercussions, ranging from legal penalties to consumer boycotts. In addition, they can damage the reputation of both companies themselves and their shareholders.

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