AUM
US$878m
Holdings
430
Launch date
June 2014
Portfolio managers
Scott LaBreche
Christine Cappabianca

Overview

A global, factor-based investment strategy designed to capture the investment returns associated with gender diversity and women’s leadership.

Invest in Women

A broadly diversified strategy that invests in the highest-rated companies in the world for advancing women through gender-diverse boards, senior leadership teams and other policies and practices.

Diversity Advantage

Research indicates that companies with more women in leadership have higher returns on capital, greater innovation, increased productivity and higher employee retention and satisfaction.

Impact & ESG

The strategy invests in companies that value women’s leadership and Impax helps advance gender equality through engagement and advocacy. Additionally, the strategy meets key ESG standards and is fossil fuel free.

Discrete performance (%) USD

2023
YTD
202220212020201920182017
Global Women’s Leadership Composite (gross)6.85-19.3618.214.627.4-7.026.0
Global Women’s Leadership Composite (net)6.7019.8117.614.026.7-7.525.3
Impax Global Women’s Leadership Index8.97-20.5719.513.526.6-6.222.8
MSCI World Index7.73-18.1421.815.927.7-8.722.4

Past performance does not predict future returns. Figures refer to the past and that 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 as of 30th April 2023, unless otherwise stated. Performance is shown net of ongoing charges and portfolio costs, with net-income reinvested where applicable. Source: FactSet, Bloomberg, WM Reuters.

Data is in USD. Composite figures are presented both gross and net of management fees and include the reinvestment of all income. Impax Asset Management claims compliance with Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) and has prepared and presented this report in compliance with the GIPS standards. Please click here for the GIPS® Disclosure for additional information on the composite.

Investment Vehicles

Impax Ellevate Global Women’s Leadership Fund

Investing in companies that invest in women.

Portfolio Managers

Scott LaBreche

Portfolio Manager

Scott LaBreche is Portfolio Manager & VP, Portfolio Analytics, at Impax Asset Management LLC, the North American division of Impax Asset Management Group and investment adviser to Impax Funds.

Scott is a Portfolio Manager of the Global Women’s Leadership Strategy, which includes the Impax Ellevate Global Women’s Leadership Fund. He is also a Portfolio Manager of the Impax International Sustainable Economy Fund, the Impax Global Sustainable Infrastructure Fund and the Impax U.S. Sustainable Economy Fund.

He is responsible for portfolio management of systematic strategies, portfolio analytics and risk oversight, and quantitative ESG research.

Before joining Impax in 2007, Scott was a Securities Fund Analyst at Lincoln Financial Group. He has been in the investment management industry since 1999.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a Master of Business Administration with advanced certificate in finance from Southern New Hampshire University.

Christine Cappabianca

Portfolio Manager

Christine co-manages Impax’s Systematic strategies and the actively managed Sustainable Infrastructure strategy. She has a key role in identifying optimal sources of return from the sustainable and thematic universes.

Before joining Impax Asset Management in 2021, Christine worked at The Boston Company Asset Management as a quantitative analyst, remaining with the firm through its merger with Standish Asset Management and Mellon Capital, which created Mellon Investments. At Mellon, Christine was involved in research and portfolio management responsibilities for the firm’s Internet of Things, Blockchain Innovation, U.S. Manufacturing and Smart Cures Innovation thematic strategies. She also served as the ESG data expert on Mellon’s ESG Council, ensuring that data and sustainability metrics powered active portfolios.

Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and a master’s degree in investment management from Boston University. She holds the SASB FSA Credential.

Authored Insights

Q&A: Meet Christine Cappabianca

Christine Cappabianca joined the Impax team in June as a Portfolio Manager of the firm’s systematic strategies.

8 Sep 2021
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