PORTSMOUTH, N.H., May 23, 2022 – Impax Asset Management, the specialist asset manager investing in the transition to a more sustainable economy, and investment adviser to Pax World Funds, announces the continued expansion of its North American distribution team with the appointment of Coleen Lynch as Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager, for national accounts. Lynch will lead the firm’s strategic relationships in the intermediary channel.
Lynch’s hire comes as Impax makes a strategic investment in its North America business. Lynch will bring Impax investment expertise and thought leadership to key clients throughout the United States. She joins Vice President of Business Development Chris Rooney, who oversees advisor relationships, and Senior Vice President of National Accounts and Product Strategy Ed Lynch, who leads portfolio strategy and research coverage on the firm’s North American national accounts team.
“Impax has seen significant and growing demand for its solutions among institutional and intermediary investors,” said Ed Farrington, Head of North American Distribution. “Coleen has extensive experience leading and growing expansive intermediary partnerships, and I am confident that her expertise and contributions will be invaluable to our efforts as we look to strengthen and grow our global business.”
Lynch joins the firm with more than 25 years of experience in investment management and demonstrated success managing and growing strategic partnerships with wealth managers, private banks and independent broker‑dealer channels. Before joining Impax, she served as Senior Relationship Manager at Eaton Vance Asset Management, a Morgan Stanley company, where she oversaw growth of many of the firm’s largest intermediary partnerships. Prior to Eaton Vance, Lynch held sales and relationship management roles at Fidelity Investments.
“I am very much looking forward to building on Impax’s extensive work with investors,” said Lynch. “I am eager to apply my experience in investment distribution, relationship management and strategic partnerships to this new role and am excited to contribute to the expansion of the firm.”
About Impax Asset Management
Founded in 1998, Impax is a specialist asset manager that invests in the opportunities arising from the transition to a more sustainable global economy.
Impax believes that capital markets will be shaped profoundly by global sustainability challenges, including climate change, pollution and essential investments in human capital, infrastructure and resource efficiency. These trends will drive growth for well-positioned companies and create risks for those unable or unwilling to adapt.
The company seeks to invest in higher quality companies with strong business models that demonstrate sound management of risk. Impax offers a well-rounded suite of investment solutions spanning multiple asset classes seeking superior risk-adjusted returns over the medium to long term.
Impax has approximately $46.5 billion in both listed and private markets strategies as of April 30, 2022, and 230 staff across six offices in the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland and Hong Kong, making it one of the investment management sector’s largest investment teams dedicated to sustainable development.
Impax Asset Management is defined as Impax Asset Management LLC (regulated by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission), Impax Asset Management Limited and Impax Asset Management (AIFM) Limited (both which are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)). These entities are subsidiaries of Impax Asset Management Group plc (IAM), which is a publicly traded investment management company registered in the United Kingdom and headquartered in London, UK.