London, UK, 9 May, 2023 – Impax Asset Management (“Impax”), a specialist asset manager investing in the transition to a more sustainable economy, today announced that Leah Wood has been appointed Global Head of Marketing & Client Experience.

In her new role, Leah is responsible for articulating Impax’s client proposition and brand positioning, and responsible for the Marketing, Client Experience and Corporate Communications teams globally. Together with Lisa Beauvilain, Head of Sustainability & Stewardship, Leah also oversees Impax’s Beyond Financial Reporting (BFR) activity across the firm.

Based in New York, Leah has joined the Impax Executive Committee and reports to Ed Farrington, Head of Distribution, North America.

Leah joined Impax in 2016 to build and lead the Client Service function in North America, and most recently held the role of Head of Global Client Experience. She brings a depth of knowledge in investments, client service and marketing in institutional asset management. Prior to joining Impax, Leah was a member of Russell Investments’ multi-asset portfolio management team based in New York, with a focus on marketing and client service.

Leah has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and finance from Sacred Heart University and a master’s degree in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. She is also a CFA® charterholder and a member of the Ceres President’s Council.

Ian Simm, Founder and Chief Executive, Impax, said: “It is a pleasure to promote Leah to her new role as Global Head of Marketing & Client Experience. Since joining the team in 2016, she has made a significant contribution to deepening our relationships with major clients and helped to lead the inception and expansion of our New York office.  My colleagues and I look forward to supporting her as she leads the build out of our brand globally.”

Leah Wood added: I am honored to step into this role and am excited by the responsibility of leading Impax’s brand and client proposition. Our clients remain at the center of our business model, and we look forward to deepening and strengthening our existing relationships, as well as fostering new relationships, as we continue to focus on the investment opportunities arising from the transition to more sustainable economy.”



Lauren Smith                    

About Impax

Founded in 1998, Impax is a specialist asset manager, with £40.4bn/USD$48.6bn AUM as of 28 February 2023, in both listed and private markets strategies, investing 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 280 employees across its offices in the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland, Hong Kong and Japan, making it one of the investment management sector’s largest investment teams dedicated to sustainable development.  

Impax Asset Management Group plc includes Impax Asset Management Ltd, Impax Asset Management (AIFM) Ltd., Impax Asset Management Ireland Ltd, Impax Asset Management LLC, and Impax Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited (together, “Impax”).  Impax Asset Management Ltd, Impax Asset Management (AIFM) Ltd and Impax Asset Management LLC are registered as investment advisers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), pursuant the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (“Advisers Act”). Registration with the SEC does not imply a certain level of skill or training.

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