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Impax expects crisis to increase interest in sustainable investments


  • Invests in companies set to thrive in the sustainable economy
  • Expects benefits from the coronavirus crisis
  • Assets under management were £14.4bn as of March
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Quick facts: Impax Asset Management

Price: 374.32 GBX

Market: AIM
Market Cap: £488.17 m

What it does

Impax Asset Management PLC (LON:IPX) manages or advises on both listed and real (ie physical) asset strategies. 

The company's investments are based on the strong conviction that population dynamics, resource scarcity, inadequate infrastructure and environmental constraints will profoundly shape global markets, creating investment risks and opportunities. 

Impax expects that these trends, reflecting the transition towards a more sustainable global economy, will drive earnings growth for well-positioned companies. 


How it is doing

In the quarter to 31 March, assets under management were £14.4bn, compared to £16.1bn three months earlier, with £1.07bn of new money helping to counter a £2.78bn decline in the value of its funds due to turbulence in its markets.

Its arm Impax Environmental Market PLC (LON:IEM) has continued to trade generally at a premium to NAV, which jumped 29% to 321.8p at end December, as it is selecting those businesses which are best placed to benefit from the current dislocations.


What the boss says: Ian Simm, chief executive

"The companies that we invest in are generally well established with experienced management teams, diversified business models and strong balance sheets. Consequently, over recent months we have had almost no financial exposure to distressed companies."

"We anticipate that post the current crisis there will be increased interest among asset owners in the investment strategies that Impax offers, particularly those that provide exposure to mitigating and adapting to climate change, reducing pollution and navigating a path towards a more sustainable economy."

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