Launch date
May 2019
Portfolio managers
Barbara Browning
Sid Jha


A global thematic, actively managed strategy investing in companies that advance women and possess attractive fundamental prospects.

Advance Women

Invests in companies with gender-diverse boards and senior leadership teams, a commitment to workplace equality, and products & services that advance women.

Proprietary Insights

Differentiated bottom-up approach draws on Impax’s proprietary gender research and sustainability lens, including insights, rankings and analysis.

Fundamental Focus

Seeks to deliver excess return through a portfolio of companies demonstrating attractive fundamental prospects and gender equality profiles.

Discrete performance (%) USD

2021 YTD202020192018201720162015
Strategy (gross)10.219.7
Strategy (net)9.918.8
MSCI World Index11.415.9

All data as at 31 May 2021

Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you have invested. The Global Women’s Select Composite was created May 31, 2019. The inception date of the composite’s performance was May 31, 2019. Source: FactSet/WM Reuters/Bloomberg. MSCI World index is total net return (net dividend reinvested). Impax Asset Management Limited claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). Net-of-fee returns are computed using a model fee, which is the maximum applicable fee within the Composite. GIPS® is a registered trademark of CFA Institute. CFA Institute does not endorse or promote this organization, nor does it warrant the accuracy or quality of the content contained herein. Further information on composite data is available on request.

Portfolio Management Team

Barbara Browning, Pax World Funds

Barbara Browning, CFA®

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Barbara Browning is Vice President at Impax Asset Management LLC, the North American division of Impax Asset Management Group and investment adviser to Pax World Funds.

She is a Portfolio Manager of the Global Women’s Select Strategy. Barbara is also co-portfolio manager of the U.S. Large Cap Strategy, which includes the Pax Large Cap Fund.

Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Barbara was Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at RBC Global Asset Management, Inc., where she co-managed Diversified Core, Concentrated Core and Diversified Large Cap Value Equity funds. Prior to that, Barbara was a Senior Portfolio Manager and Investment Officer at National City Bank, a Senior Research Analyst at Banc One Investment Advisors Corporation and held various equity research positions.

Barbara has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from The Ohio State University, where she graduated cum laude. She is also a CFA® charterholder.

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Sid Jha

Portfolio Manager, Associate Director

Sid is co-manager of the Leaders strategy and a member of the Portfolio Construction team for the Water and Global Opportunities strategies. He has research responsibilities in the Energy Efficiency and Water environmental sub-sectors and also researches stocks with a focus on US-Healthcare.

Sid joined Impax in 2014 after graduating from business school and interning with Impax’s Listed Equity team over the summer and autumn of 2012. In his pre-MBA career, Sid worked as a clean technology consultant in India.

Sid has an MBA with a focus in Finance from London Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Macalester College, where he graduated cum laude.

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