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: at least 80% of invested capital will be 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.
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 outperform the MSCI ACWI Index by at least 3% per annum over rolling three-year periods.
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 between 30 and 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:
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 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 is currently studying towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Joe is Assistant Portfolio Manager on our International ex-US Strategy and a Global Industrials Analyst on our Environmental Solutions Strategy. 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.
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.
Edward Choi is a Senior Asia Analyst, with a specific focus on Chinese Renewables names. Before joining TT, he was an Associate at Bain Capital. Edward achieved his MBA at The Kellogg School of Management. He graduated with a BSc from Cornell University and is also a CFA Charterholder.
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.
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