A global thematic strategy investing in companies that are developing innovative solutions to resource challenges in four key areas: new energy; water; waste and resource recovery; and sustainable food, agriculture and forestry.
Powerful drivers – growing population, rising living standards and finite natural resources – have triggered above average growth for a diverse set of companies focused on resource efficiency.
The fund employs a research-intensive bottom-up stock selection process to find the leading companies in increasingly important global environmental markets.
Companies providing environmental solutions and net carbon reductions will help lead the transition to a sustainable global economy.
Discrete performance (%) GBP
All data as at 29 February 2020.
1Total assets in the Leaders strategy. The total assets include certain accounts that do not form part of the Leaders GIPS composite, but exclude one account with significantly different objectives and weightings when compared to the other Leaders funds. Performance source: FactSet, Bloomberg, WM Reuters. Data is in GBP. Composite figures are presented both gross and net of management fees and include the reinvestment of all income. FTSE index is total return (gross dividend reinvested), MSCI index is total net return (net dividend reinvested). 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. Impax Asset Management claims compliance with Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS)®, download the presentation here. Further information on composite data is available on request.
About the Indexes
FTSE Environmental Opportunities Index Series (EOAS) measures the performance of global companies that have significant involvement in environmental business activities, including renewable and alternative energy, energy efficiency, water technology and waste and pollution control. The FTSE Environmental Opportunities Index Series requires companies to have at least 20% of their business derived from environmental markets and technologies. The FTSE Environmental Opportunities Index Series is published by a joint venture of Impax Asset Management, Ltd. (“Impax”) with FTSE International.
MSCI All-Country World Index (ACWI) Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization
weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed and emerging markets. The MSCI ACWI consists of 47 country indexes comprising 23 developed and 24 emerging market country indexes. The developed market country indexes included are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States. The emerging market country indexes included are: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.