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Global Equities

Impax Asset Management

About Impax

Impax Asset Management (Impax)* is a specialist asset manager, investing in the opportunities arising from the transition to a more sustainable global economy. Founded in 1998, Impax Asset Management has pioneered investment in the transition to a more sustainable global economy and today is one of the largest investment managers dedicated to this area.

Across investment portfolios, Impax seeks to invest in higher quality companies with strong business models and governance, that demonstrate sound management of risk whilst being able to adapt intelligently to changing conditions. Impax offers a well-rounded suite of investment solutions to global investors, spanning multiple asset classes seeking superior risk-adjusted returns over the medium to long-term. 

In April 2021, Fidante Partners became distribution partner for Impax in Australia and New Zealand.

*Impax Asset Management Limited and Impax Asset Management (AIFM) Limited (collectively “Impax”) are wholly owned subsidiaries of Impax Asset Management Group plc. Impax is exempt from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services licence by operation of ASIC Class Order 03/1099: UK FCA regulated financial service providers, as modified by ASIC Corporations (Repeal and Transitional) Instrument 2016/396. Impax is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority of the UK under UK laws, which differ from Australian laws.   

Approach

Impax believes capital markets will be shaped profoundly by global sustainability challenges, particularly climate change, environmental pollution, natural resource constraints, demographic and human capital issues such as diversity, inclusion and gender equity. 

These trends will drive growth for well-positioned companies and create risks for those unable or unwilling to adapt. 

Fundamental analysis which incorporates long-term risks, including environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, enhances investment decisions.  

Impax invests in companies and assets that are well positioned to benefit from the shift to a more sustainable global economy. They seek higher quality companies with strong business models and governance that demonstrate sound management of risk. 

ESG

Impax aspires to best practices across all aspects of the management of its listed and private equity investments. Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) considerations are embedded within our rigorous ten step investment process for listed equities. Failure by a company to reach the required ESG score will prevent our investment.

Each investment strategy is supported by a specialised tool which directs capital to companies benefiting from the transition to a more sustainable economy.
Fundamental Company ESG Analysis is an integral part of the Impax investment process which enables a broader understanding of investee companies.
Stewardship through active ESG engagement and proxy voting are important parts of the investment process.
Impax provides a range of non-financial reporting to clients including proxy voting activity, stewardship/ engagement activity, and environmental impact.

Team

Impax’s highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team has grown organically since inception. The team is made up of individuals with diverse backgrounds, bringing together complementary skills and experience which adds depth to the investment process.

Contact Impax

Financial Adviser Enquiries

bdm@fidante.com.au
1300 721 637

General Enquiries

info@fidante.com.au
1300 721 637 (Within Australia)
+612 8023 5428 (Outside of Australia)

Institutional Investors and Asset Consultants

Clare Armstrong
Head of Equity Boutique Origination & Senior Investment Specialist
carmstrong@fidante.com.au
+61 3 9947 9420

The Impax Sustainable Leaders Fund ARSN 615 479 662 was previously named the BNP Paribas Environmental Equity Trust. Equity Trustees Limited (“Equity Trustees”) ABN 46 004 031 298 | AFSL 240975 is the Responsible Entity for the Impax Sustainable Leaders Fund (“the Fund”). Equity Trustees is a subsidiary of EQT Holdings Limited ABN 22 607 797 615, a publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: EQT). Impax Asset Management Limited (“Impax”) is the investment manager of the Fund and is exempt from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services licence pursuant to ASIC Class Order CO 03/1099: UK FCA regulated financial service providers, as modified by ASIC Corporations (Repeal and Transitional) Instrument 2016/396. Impax is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority of the UK under UK laws, which differ from Australian laws. Fidante Partners Limited (“Fidante”) ABN 94 002 835 592 | AFSL 234668 is the distributor of the Fund in Australia and New Zealand.