Ocean economy

The ocean economy strategy aims to invest in all industries and sectors linked to oceans, seas and coasts.


Why invest in the ocean economy?

The oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface and play a major role in our daily lives – in how we breathe, drink and eat, and so on. As the largest producers of oxygen, the oceans and coastal ecosystems also play a major role in absorbing CO2 emissions. Oceans also constitute a crucial economic resource.

Indeed, if the oceans were a country onto themselves, they would be the world’s seventh-largest economy, offering a plethora of investment opportunities in terms of growth and new jobs.

Despite all their vital benefits for living beings, the oceans are threatened by the effects of human activities, including global warming (acidification, rising sea levels and higher water temperatures, etc.), overfishing, depleted biodiversity, plastic waste, water pollution, and others.


Our approach

The strategy aims to benefit from the growth potential linked to the ocean economy.

To do this, the investment universe is made up of companies active in economic sectors having a direct or indirect link with the sea such as aquaculture, fishing, the fish processing industry, ports, marine energies renewables, desalination, biotechnology, cosmetology, well-being, maritime transport and trade, blue technologies, security, water and waste management, etc.

By construction, the fund may emphasize some investment themes, or even exclude some sectors which are not linked to its theme. It is therefore likely to display performances that deviate significantly from those of a global stock market index, including over relatively long periods.

The main risks incurred by this strategy are the risk of loss of capital, equity risk, interest-rate risk, credit risk, and exchange rate risk. To find out more about the fund’s risk profile, please refer to its legal documentation.

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