Tax-Efficient Sustainable Strategy
Sustainable investing requires a more comprehensive and forward looking assessment of risk.
It is supported by research that goes beyond financial statements to analyze material environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that can impact present and future performance. At Breckinridge, we believe sustainability is a natural match for investment grade fixed income strategies. We have developed formal frameworks for analyzing sustainability using rigorous processes, a seasoned investment team and proprietary technology.
Breckinridge’s sustainable tax-efficient strategies are designed for taxable investors seeking to maximize after-tax income and preserve capital while emphasizing environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Using proprietary ESG research, the strategy selectively invests in municipal issuers with above-average ESG profiles and/or bonds that fund essential environmental, social or economic development projects. Values-based customizations are also available.
Maximize risk-adjusted return, preserve capital and emphasize ESG performance
Municipalities with above average ESG profiles
Sustainable public purpose projects
State-issued green bonds
Inception Date: April 2011
Strategy AUM: $2.1 Billion
Benchmark: BBG Barc Muni 1-10 Yr Blend
Average Maturity 5.18 Years
Average Duration 4.17 Years
Average Credit Rating AA
Average Yield to Worst 2.14%
Average Coupon 4.84%
Average Annual Turnover 10-20%
Top 5 Sustainability Sectors
Best in Class ESG Municipal** 24.4%
*Methodology uses lowest of S&P and Moody’s, but Prerefunded and Treasury bonds default to AAA category.
**The CFA Institute defines best-in-class selection as preferring issuers with better or improving ESG performance relative to sector peers.
The information above is current as of 12/31/18. Sample portfolio characteristics provided above are intended to illustrate general information for our Intermediate Tax-Efficient Sustainable Strategy and are subject to change given market conditions and client objectives. Actual portfolios may vary.