Launch date
October 2015
Portfolio managers
Peter Schwab
Kent Siefers
Asset class
US High Yield


A high yield bond strategy leveraging proprietary sustainability tools and research to better identify opportunities and mitigate risks.

Sustainability Lens

A fossil fuel-free strategy that uses the Impax Sustainability Lens to identify higher opportunity and lower risk subsectors of the high yield universe.


Proprietary ESG research provides additional fundamental insight, which contributes to risk management.


Focuses on companies with stable profits and manageable debt loads and growing businesses with improving credit profiles.

Discrete performance (%) USD

(As of 31/10/2022)
 2022 YTD20212020201920182017
Strategy (gross)-13.193.968.8315.23-2.117.41
Strategy (net)-13.553.488.3614.65-2.606.87
ICE BofA Merrill Lynch US High Yield BB-B (Constrained 2%) Index-11.734.586.3215.09-2.046.98

All data as at 31 October 2022

These figures refer to the past. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you have invested. All data is in USD. Composite figures are presented both gross and net of management fees and include the reinvestment of all income. Source: FactSet/WM Reuters. Impax Asset Management Limited claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). Further information on composite data is available on request.

Investment Vehicles

Pax High Yield Bond Fund

Driven by sustainability opportunities and risks.

Portfolio Managers

Peter Schwab, CFA®

Senior Portfolio Manager

Peter Schwab is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Impax Asset Management LLC, the North American division of Impax Asset Management Group and investment adviser to Pax World Funds.

He is a Senior Portfolio Manager of the High Yield Bond Strategy, which includes the Pax High Yield Bond Fund. Peter is also a member of the Pax Sustainable Allocation Fund portfolio management team.

Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Peter was a Managing Director on the High Yield Bond and Loan Team at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Prior to that he was an Investment Associate in the High Yield Group at Putnam Investments and a member of the High Yield Research Group at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette.

Peter has a Bachelor of Arts in history and economics from Union College and an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School. He is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.

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Kent Siefers

Portfolio Manager

Kent Siefers is a Portfolio Manager of the High Yield Bond Strategy, which includes the Pax High Yield Bond Fund.

Before joining Impax in 2009, Kent was an analyst at LKS Capital LLC, where he worked on an event-driven hedge fund. Prior to that he was Director of Research and Co-portfolio manager of a convertible arbitrage hedge fund at PRS Group International. He started his career as a research associate working for investment firms such as Thomas Weisel Partners, BankBoston Robertson Stephens and Federated Investors.

Kent received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Vermont. He is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.

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