Impax announces the launch of Leaders Fund

London, 6 October 2015 - Impax Asset Management ("Impax" or the “Company”) the specialist investment manager, focused on environmental markets and related resource efficiency sectors, today announced that it is finalising a proposal to launch its Leaders strategy as the Impax Leaders Fund under the Company’s existing Irish UCITS umbrella structure[1]. This strategy was previously only available in the UK via the Old Mutual Global Investors Ethical Fund.

The Impax Leaders Strategy is a long-only, all-cap global equity strategy investing in Resource Efficiency and Environmental Markets. The strategy invests in stocks of large diversified companies as well as small and mid-cap companies providing products and services that optimise the delivery and use of resources. Currently 65% of the revenues of the investee companies are directly related to positive environmental solution providers and the strategy has no exposure to fossil fuels. The Leaders Fund will be managed by Hubert Aarts, supported by a 14 strong equity research team.

Bruce Jenkyn-Jones, Head of Listed Equities at Impax, said: “Our Leaders strategy was established in March 2008 and has grown to some £600m AUM in Continental European and US markets. We look forward to adding a product based on this strategy to our offering to UK investors at a time when we are seeing unprecedented interest in environmental investment strategies.”

[1] currently comprising Impax Environmental Markets (Ireland) Fund, Impax Asian Environmental Markets (Ireland) Fund, Impax Food & Agriculture Fund and Impax Global Equity Opportunities Fund.

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Notes to Editors - About Impax Asset Management

Impax Asset Management is a leading investment firm, managing approximately £2.9bn* primarily for institutional clients through both listed and private equity strategies. Our investments are based on our strong conviction that population dynamics, resource scarcity, inadequate infrastructure and environmental constraints will profoundly shape global markets, creating investment risks and opportunities. We expect that these trends, reflecting the transition towards a more sustainable global economy, will drive earnings growth for well-positioned companies. Our proprietary investment framework identifies and calibrates the rising risks and expanding opportunities from this transition, and guides our search for investments that will deliver long term outperformance. Impax is a proud holder of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development and numerous other prestigious industry accolades. *As of 31 August 2015 Issued in the UK by Impax Asset Management Limited authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England & Wales, number 03583839. Impax Asset Management Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Impax Asset Management Group plc. Impax Asset Management Group plc is registered in England & Wales, number 0326230.