Regnan launches Global Equity Impact Solutions Fund in Australia

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PENDAL is proud today to introduce Regnan Global Equity Impact Solutions Fund in Australia.

The new fund is one of the first to provide Australian investors with access to global public market impact assets. The announcement follows the successful launch of Regnan Credit Impact Trust in January 2020.

Regnan, a specialist ESG research, engagement and advisory business that is fully owned by Pendal Group, expanded into global investment management in 2020 with the appointment of a four-person Global Equity Impact investment team.

The fund is offered as part of Regnan’s Global Equities Impact strategy which is available in the UK and now in Australia. The strategy is managed by Regnan’s London-based investment team and marketed by Pendal’s distribution team locally.

“The Regnan Global Equity Impact Solutions Fund is an important step in our vision to develop Regnan as one of the world’s foremost responsible investment managers,” said Pendal Australia Chief Executive Officer Richard Brandweiner.

“It’s an innovative investment strategy developed by a dynamic and passionate team with proven credentials as impact investors.”

 

Positive impact, active returns

Impact investment products are in high demand. The value of Australian impact investments is forecast to grow to $100 billion in five years — five times the current market size of $20 billion, the Responsible Investment Association Australasia reports.

Regnan Global Equity Impact Solutions invests in mission-driven companies that provide solutions for the growing, unmet sustainability needs of society and the environment while seeking to generate strong financial returns.

Using a proprietary taxonomy system, Regnan has identified more than 50 areas of potential investment based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals — and some 2200 innovative companies well-placed to become leaders in these new markets.

“We are excited to launch the fund in Australia,” said Tim Crockford, Head of the Regnan Equity Impact Solutions team.

“Impact investing is a nascent and fast evolving space. Our ethos is about investing in companies that are trying to solve environmental and social challenges like water and food security and embedding circular economy in their business principles. For us, the impact case is the investment case.”

Hear more from Tim Crockford in this video.

Click for detail about Regnan Global Equity Impact Solutions fund

 

Regnan’s new look

Reflecting its new, expanded mission, Regnan has introduced a new look and a new website.

The new Regnan logo evokes shifting tectonic plates, signifying the permanent change that sustainability brings to the investment landscape.

 

Australian investors: For more information, please contact Head of Regnan and Responsible Investment Distribution Jeremy Dean at jeremy.dean@regnan.com.

Information for UK, European and other international investors: www.regnan-johcm.com

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