The Environmental Solutions strategy targets high returns and long-term capital growth by investing in a portfolio of global equity and equity-related securities. It is a pure-play environmental strategy, aiming to have at least 80% of invested capital in companies where environmental solutions account for >50% of revenues or profits. It also seeks to have an even greater impact through donations to environmental charities.
Winner of the ESG Investing Awards 2023 and 2022 ‘Best ESG Investment Fund: Global Thematic’
The strategy aims to drive capital towards companies that are delivering solutions to the problems of climate change and ecosystem destruction around the world. It also has a direct impact via donations to environmental charities.
We believe that the environmental thematic will be a key structural winner over the next two decades and therefore expect the Environmental Solutions strategy to significantly outperform global equity markets over the long-term, while adhering to stringent environmental investment criteria.
The investment process is based on rigorous fundamental stock selection within an environmentally driven top-down framework. Portfolio construction is the synthesis of idea generation, conviction and risk management. The strategy will typically hold around 40 stocks, and will have a very high active share.
The following aspects of our investment process provide an edge and set the TT proposition apart from the competition:
Co-Portfolio Manager Harry Thomas and Deputy Portfolio Manager Ross Sterling have hosted several webinars discussing various aspects of the strategy over the past 12 months. They can be viewed on our website here, here, here and here.
Harry is Co-Portfolio Manager of our Environmental Solutions Strategy and a Senior Emerging Markets Analyst. Prior to joining TT in 2012, he worked at UBS in Emerging EMEA Equity Sales. Harry graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Read some of Harry Thomas' articles and insights in our 'What We Think' section.
Andy is Co-Portfolio Manager of our Environmental Solutions Strategy and Portfolio Manager of our UK Equity Strategy. He is also Head of European Research. Andy joined TT in 2002 from Deutsche Asset Management where he was a Director and Head of the Global Retail and Leisure Team. Andy graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA and MEng.
Read some of Andy Raikes' articles and insights in our 'What We Think' section.
Ross is Deputy Portfolio Manager and a North America/Japan Generalist Analyst on our Environmental Solutions Strategy. Before joining TT in 2020, Ross was a Global Developed Equities Portfolio Manager at Universities Superannuation Scheme. He graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BSc in Mathematics. He is also a CFA Charterholder and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Read some of Ross Sterling's articles and insights in our 'What We Think' section.
Joe is Assistant Portfolio Manager on our International ex-US Strategy and a Global Industrials Analyst. Before joining TT in 2020, Joe was an Equity Analyst at HSBC Asset Management and Capricorn Fund Managers. He graduated from the University of London with a BSc in Mathematics. Joe is also a CFA Charterholder.
Adrienne is a European Financials and Global Utilities Analyst. Before joining TT in 2012, Adrienne spent 13 years with UBS in various roles including Analyst, Specialist Sales and Portfolio Manager. Adrienne graduated from the University of Cape Town with a B Business Science in Finance & Economics and also holds an honours degree in Journalism from the University of Stellenbosch.
Read some of Adrienne Giliomee's articles and insights in our 'What We Think' section.
Basak is Head of ESG at TT. Working alongside the Investment, Risk and Marketing teams, she helps to integrate ESG across our long-only products. Before joining TT in 2020, Basak spent six years at Norges Bank Investment Management, where she collaborated closely with the Investment teams and senior management to integrate ESG into their investment process. Prior to Norges, she was a Portfolio Manager on Harvard University’s endowment fund, investing in Emerging Markets in a long/short equity strategy. Basak graduated cum laude with an A.B in Economics from Princeton University. She also has an MSc in Management and Regulation of Risk from London School of Economics.
Read some of Basak Yeltekin's articles and insights in our 'What We Think' section.
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