J O Hambro affiliate launches Sustainable Water and Waste fund

15 September 2021

J O Hambro Capital Management’s responsible investment affiliate Regnan has launched its second sustainable fund for UK investors.

The Regnan Sustainable Water and Waste Fund, a UK onshore OEIC, aims to generate capital growth over rolling five-year periods by investing in companies which provide solutions to global water and/or waste related challenges, including those developing new technologies.

The new fund will be headed up by head of thematic investment strategies Bertrand Lecourt, who will be joined by fund manager Saurabh Sharma and portfolio specialist Freeman Le Page.

It follows the launch of the Regnan Global Equity Impact Strategy in October 2020.

Alexandra Altinger, CEO of JOHCM – UK, Europe & Asia, said: “This is an important step forward for Regnan and JOHCM. As our second Regnan offering and our first thematic fund, the Regnan Sustainable Water and Waste fund launch is reflective of how we as a company are evolving to meet our clients’ needs. Bertrand and Saurabh are a dynamic and passionate team with proven credentials and an innovative strategy.”

Bertrand Lecourt, head of thematic investment strategies, commented: “I am proud and excited to launch the Regnan Sustainable Water & Waste strategy with Saurabh alongside the highly experienced and dynamic Regnan Sustainable team. Our focus is to deliver compelling returns, diversification benefits and the highest standard of service to our investors, as global allocations shift towards more thematic and sustainable solutions.”

The fund will have an annual management of 0.85% and a minimum £1,000 investment, while large investors will have access to a seed share class with lower fees, subject to a minimum initial subscription of £1 million.

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