Desjardins expands its SocieTerra product range


Almost 30 responsible zero fossil fuel mutual funds

MONTREAL, May 30, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Desjardins has taken its line of SocieTerra mutual funds to the next level, adding 10 new Desjardins SocieTerra funds and 1 new SocieTerra portfolio. With these fossil fuel-free responsible investment funds, Desjardins now has a total of nearly 30 SocieTerra products, making it a leading Canadian Responsible Investment (RI) firm.

“At Desjardins we believe it is important to offer responsible investment products and to support our members and customers in the energy transition. The Desjardins SocieTerra Funds and SocieTerra Portfolios are just another way we are making positive change for communities and the planet. They are also an opportunity for our members to build a greener economy,” said Guy Cormier, President and CEO of the Desjardins Group. “It’s great to see so much enthusiasm for these products from our members. Our RI assets under management have increased significantly over the past 12 months $10.1 billion as of December 31, 2020 to $120.2 billion at the same time in 2021.”

Desjardins Investments Inc. (DI) manages the Desjardins Funds. These new Responsible Investment products will help DI diversify members’ and clients’ wealth and offer members and clients a wide range of portfolio solutions that have the potential to perform well while meeting their Responsible Investment expectations. The new funds span all asset classes, from emerging market and global corporate bonds to international small-cap equities.

Here are the changes to SocieTerra’s mutual fund range from DI.

SocieTerra product

classes available

Desjardins SocieTerra Short-Term Income Fund

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Desjardins SocieTerra Global Managed Bond Fund

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Desjardins SocieTerra Global Corporate Bond Fund


Desjardins SocieTerra Emerging Markets Bond Fund


Desjardin’s SocieTerra Global Balanced Fund

A, C, F, D, I

Desjardin’s SocieTerra Canadian Equity Income Fund

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Desjardins SocieTerra American Small Cap Equity Fund

A, C, F, D, W, I

Desjardins SocieTerra Low Volatility Global Equity Fund

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Desjardin’s SocieTerra Global Dividend Fund

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Desjardins SocieTerra International Small Cap Equity Fund

A, C, F, D, W, I

SocieTerra Fixed Income Portfolio


SocieTerra Line does not invest in companies that derive a majority of their revenues from the exploration or production of petroleum, natural gas or thermal coal, from the operation of gas and petroleum storage and transportation infrastructure, from oil refining, or from generating power from coal. For more information, see the 2021 Desjardins Funds Responsible Investment Policy.

About Desjardins Investments Inc.

Desjardins Investments Inc., manager of Desjardins Funds, is one of them canada largest maker of mutual funds, with $440.8 billion1 in assets under management. DI offers Canadian investors a wide range of mutual funds and differentiates itself in the industry through its world-renowned portfolio managers, representing more than 20 asset management companies around the world. Additionally, DI is one of the most committed players in promoting and promoting responsible investing in Canada.

About the Desjardins Group

The Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in North America and the fifth largest in the world with assets of $397.1 billion. It has been ranked as one of the top 100 places to work in the world by MediaCorp. To meet the varied needs of its members and customers, Desjardins offers individuals and companies a full range of products and services through its extensive distribution network, digital platforms and offices Canada. According to one of the strongest banks in the world The banker Magazine, Desjardins has some of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry.

Desjardins funds are not guaranteed, their value will fluctuate frequently and their past performance is not a guide to their future returns. Brokerage fees, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses can all be associated with investing in mutual funds. Please read the prospectus before investing. Desjardins Funds are offered by registered dealers.

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