Ninety One Launches Decarbonization '40 Act Fund to Meet Growing Demand for Climate-Aware Investment Solutions

Deirdre Cooper & Graeme Baker to manage US ‘40 Act Fund
Oct 19, 2021 11:05 AM ET

NEW YORK, October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ninety One, an active global investment manager, announces the launch of the Ninety One Global Environment Fund. This launch addresses growing interest from US-based financial advisors and institutional investors in access to companies in the environmental-solutions universe that are poised to grow and outperform as the world transitions towards net zero.

Portfolio managers Deirdre Cooper and Graeme Baker co-manage the Fund, with the support of Ninety One’s broader investment team; the related strategy they manage has a successful three-year track record. At the core of the Fund’s investment process is an in-depth analysis of the full carbon value chain together with a differentiated approach to identifying businesses with structural growth potential, sustainable returns, and competitive advantages.

“The global movement toward a low-carbon economy is creating unprecedented investment opportunities for our clients and we are pleased to share our deep expertise, offering access to an exciting universe of companies that are leading the way,” explained Philip Anker, Ninety One’s regional CEO and head of the North America Institutional team.Ninety One has long believed that positive investment action, sustainability with substance as we call it, is needed to facilitate the transition while offering our clients new and uncorrelated sources of growth.”

Through deep research, analysis and company engagement, the Fund identifies leaders within the environmental-solutions universe across three themes: renewable energy, resource efficiency and electrification. The result is a high-conviction portfolio of 20-40 stocks. Through regular engagement with management teams, portfolio managers monitor and measure impact and set ESG targets for each portfolio company.

Deirdre Cooper, co-Portfolio Manager, added, “The world has a massive task ahead to transition from today’s unsustainable economy to one based on cleaner energy and transport, more efficient industrial production and more energy-efficient buildings. We believe an unconstrained and focused approach, combined with active engagement over the long-term, is a powerful way to invest in decarbonization.”

Ninety One joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, which supports investing aligned with the global goal of net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. This commitment underlines the firm’s long-held belief that there is a critical need for an inclusive transition that works for all, including carbon-intensive emerging market economies who need time, encouragement and resources in order to meet these shared objectives. The launch of the Ninety One Global Environment Fund is yet another step in that direction.

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Ninety One is an independent, active global asset manager dedicated to delivering compelling outcomes for its clients, managing more than $190 billion in assets as of June 30, 2021. In the Americas, Ninety One offers a full range of investment strategies and solutions spanning equity, fixed income, multi-asset, sustainable and alternatives led by specialist teams that invest across global, emerging and frontier markets.

Established in South Africa in 1991, as Investec Asset Management, the firm started with domestic investments in an emerging market. In 2020, almost three decades of organic growth later, the firm demerged from Investec Group and became Ninety One. Today the firm offers distinctive active strategies to institutions, advisors and individual investors around the world. On Stewardship & Sustainability: Ninety One believes that by investing sustainably the firm can make a positive impact to people and the planet while delivering long-term investment returns.


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