GLG RI Global Sustainable Growth

The GLG RI Global Sustainable Growth Strategy (the ‘Strategy’) incorporates responsible investment themes in an actively managed, high conviction portfolio comprising of the world’s strongest companies.
  • Managed by experienced investment team with an established track record
  • Proven investment process enhanced by integrating sustainability analysis
  • Bottom-up selection of 25-35 stocks unconstrained by sectors and regions
  • Only invests in the world’s strongest companies, based on the team’s definition of strength
  • Seeks to outperform the MSCI World Index over the long term


The investment team takes a highly selective bottom-up approach to building a portfolio, so a typical portfolio will be a concentrated one of around 25-35 stocks which it considers to be amongst the strongest companies globally. The team defines strength as the staying power of a company’s competitive advantages and its scope to build upon its leadership position. The company must defend a superior return on invested capital (‘ROIC’) whilst maintaining robust cash flows and a healthy balance sheet. The investment team believes that companies cannot be world-class in the long term and meet the team’s definition of global strength if they do not take a sustainable approach to doing business. Companies that fail to respect all their stakeholders will alienate customers, struggle to attract the best talent and won’t be able to command the loyalty of long-term, engaged shareholders. Conversely, competitive advantages, barriers to entry, pricing power and shareholder returns can be augmented for those market-leading companies which embrace sustainability. Instead of viewing sustainability as a ‘trade-off’, we believe the winners of tomorrow with the fortitude to flourish will be those companies which are led by a purpose that goes beyond short-term profit maximisation, and those who conduct their business responsibly towards the environment and all stakeholders.

As such, the team’s investment philosophy relies upon detailed, fundamental analysis which concentrates upon carefully researching all the attributes of strength, as defined by the investment team, which must exist for candidates to qualify for portfolio inclusion. The philosophy, which has evolved over more than 30 years, is a natural extension of the one the team successfully applies to its European funds. It has been enhanced by an increased focus on sustainability and how by maximising their ESG opportunities, we believe companies can reinforce their competitive advantages, leading to long-term value creation and outperformance.


Portfolio construction

The team’s investment universe of around 3,000 companies is typically made up of companies with a market capitalisation of USD 3 billion and above. However, only around 150 companies pass the team’s fundamental strength analysis and are candidates for the 25-35 stock portfolio.

A minimum of 60% of the portfolio will be invested in companies that meet all five of the demanding attributes of strength, with up to 40% being invested in companies that are on track to meet the criteria within five years. Here, the team can actively engage with companies to drive change within the sustainability metrics. The team will not invest in companies that form part of Man Group’s RI exclusion list. This includes Controversial Arms and Munitions, Nuclear Weapons, Tobacco, and companies that generate more than 50% revenue from coal mining and power generation.

Universe is MSCI World TR Index with a market capitalisation of over USD 3 billion


Approach Long-only
Asset Class Equity
Geographic Focus Global

Investment Solutions

Man offers a comprehensive suite of investment solutions and formats that can be tailored and optimised to meet specific client needs. Our investment solutions offer optionality including: liquidity, control, investment restrictions, investor customisations and transparency.

Alternative investment funds
Regional funds
Separate accounts
Advisory mandates
Managed accounts

Access to investment products and mandate solutions are subject applicable laws and regulations including selling restrictions and licensing requirements. Investment solutions listed above may not be compatible for all investment strategies and may be subject to minimum subscription requirements. Regional Funds: In additions to UCITS and AIFs registered across the EEA, a number of investment strategies are available in vehicles registered in Chile, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Switzerland.


One should carefully consider the risks associated with investing, whether the strategy suits your investment requirements and whether you have sufficient resources to bear any losses which may result from an investment:

Investment Objective Risk - There is no guarantee that the Strategy will achieve its investment objective.

Market Risk - The Strategy is subject to normal market fluctuations and the risks associated with investing in international securities markets and therefore the value of your investment and the income from it may rise as well as fall and you may not get back the amount originally invested.

Counterparty Risk - The Strategy will be exposed to credit risk on counterparties with which it trades in relation to on-exchange traded instruments such as futures and options and where applicable, ‘over-the- counter’("OTC","non-exchange") transactions. OTC instruments may also be less liquid and are not afforded the same protections that may apply to participants trading instruments on an organised exchange.

Currency Risk - The value of investments designated in another currency may rise and fall due to exchange rate fluctuations. Adverse movements in currency exchange rates may result in a decrease in return and a loss of capital. It may not be possible or practicable to successfully hedge against the currency risk exposure in all circumstances.

Liquidity Risk - The Strategy may make investments or hold trading positions in markets that are volatile and which may become illiquid. Timely and cost efficient sale of trading positions can be impaired by decreased trading volume and/or increased price volatility..

Concentration Risk - The Strategy invests in a limited number of investments may be held which can increase the volatility of performance.

Financial Derivatives - The Strategy may invest in financial derivative instruments ("FDI") (instruments whose prices are dependent on one or more underlying asset) typically for hedging purposes. The use of FDI involves additional risks such as high sensitivity to price movements of the asset on which it is based. The use of FDI may multiply the gains or losses.