UK-based Artemis Fund Managers announced today the launch of the Artemis Positive Future Fund, a new global equity fund investing in companies that address the most significant challenges to sustainability. The fund aims to identify emerging companies that disrupt outmoded, unsustainable businesses, generate a positive impact on society, and deliver outperformance.
Fund Manager Craig Bonthron said:
“We believe the best long-term opportunities for growth lie in companies that are addressing the challenges of sustainability. Our aim is to identify emerging companies that are doing this and that are poised to displace incumbents. Leading performance and sustainability are our objectives.”
According to Artemis, the Positive Future Fund will focus on in disruptive and innovative companies that create transformational change in society, while ensuring that every investment contributes to performance and has a positive impact. The fund aims to outperform the MSCI AC World (TR) index, investing a concentrated portfolio of 35-45 listed companies, with a focus on innovative, revenue-generating, high growth companies at an earlier stage of their development, offering diversification in a sector where large-cap ‘quality’ and ‘growth’ dominate.
The Artemis Positive Future Fund will be managed by Bonthron, Neil Goddin, Jonathan Parsons and Ryan Smith. The four fund managers joined Artemis in November 2020, after working together at Aegon Asset Management (formerly Kames Capital), where they managed the successful Aegon Global Sustainable Equity Fund.
Artemis CIO Matthew Beesley, said:
“As always, our focus is on meeting our clients’ needs, and they have been searching for products that offer market-leading returns while making a positive impact on society. Craig, Neil, Jonathan and Ryan have a demonstrable record of achieving that.”