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Responsible investing? Let’s talk about Artesian Green and Sustainable Bond Fund (NZD).

Written: 04 September 2023

5 min read

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Investing is currently showing growth and momentum in the New Zealand market. ESG considerations are also being integrated into investment strategies. So, our team at Flint Wealth is pleased to introduce a new fund to invest in, the Artesian Green and Sustainable Bond Fund (NZD). This Fund will invest in a diversified portfolio of Australian and international bonds labelled as Green, Social or Sustainable Bonds. This is a partnership between Artesian and Devon Funds Management.

Devon and Artesian

Devon Funds Management (Devon) specialises in values-based investment strategies, utilises an active approach, and focuses on responsible investing. Devon is also a signatory to the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a member of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA), a founding member of the New Zealand Corporate Governance Forum, and a Climate Action 100+ participant. 

You can read our introduction about Devon.

Artesian, on the other hand, is a global fund manager that is focused on relative value opportunities in credit markets. It was established in 2004, by Jeremy Colless, Matthew Clunies-Ross & John McCartney. Since then, it has managed specialised funds on credit arbitrage and relative-value strategies across global financial markets. It also showed commitment to integrating ESG into its investment process and applying responsible investment practices.

The portfolio managers

The Artesian Fund is led by Portfolio Manager David Gallagher. David is the Head of Australian Fixed Income at Artesian. He has over 20 years of experience in global investment banking, including 9 years of work at Deutsche Bank and RBS, United Kingdom. He was awarded the Macquarie Bank Dux Award for being the top graduating student while taking his Master of Applied Finance from Kaplan (formerly known as Securities Institute of Australia).

Artesian’s Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer, Matthew Clunies-Ross, works closely with David. He also serves on the investment committee of various Artesian VC Funds. Before Artesian, he honed his expertise by working at Macquarie Bank, HSBC, and ANZ. Matthew leads an investment team comprised of personnel across Sydney, Melbourne, New York, London, and Singapore.

Devon Funds available on Flint

We’re thrilled to have Devon onboard Flint and the investment possibilities that Devon provides Flint investors. As of August 2023, the following Devon funds are available on Flint: 

  • Artesian Green and Sustainable Bond Fund (NZD) 
  • Devon Alpha Fund 
  • Devon Australian Fund 
  • Devon Diversified Income Fund 
  • Devon Dividend Yield Fund 
  • Devon Global Impact Bond Fund 
  • Devon Global Sustainability Fund 
  • Devon Sustainability Fund 
  • Devon Trans-Tasman Fund 

Explore the Devon Funds on the Flint App now at  


Happy investing!




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