SPARX Asset Management Co.
SPARX Asset Management was founded in 1989 by Shuhei Abe, who was the former Japanese equity advisor to George Soros’ Quantum Fund. SPARX became the first independent asset management company to be publicly-listed in Japan in 2001 and has approximately $9 billion of AUM.
RobecoSAM (formerly SAM Sustainable Asset Management AG) was founded in 1995 as an independent asset management company focusing exclusively on sustainability investing, and has grown to become one of the world’s leading institutions in this field. Its client base includes banks, insurance companies, pension funds, endowments, foundations and family offices. Its asset management capabilities include a broad range of regional and global equity, impact investing, and theme-based strategies in the areas of Water, Smart Energy, Smart Materials, Healthy Living and Agribusiness.
Twelve Capital is an independent investment manager specialising in insurance investments. As of 30 September 2018 it had more than $4.3bn assets under management. Its investment expertise covers the entire balance sheet of insurance companies, including Insurance Bonds, Insurance Private Debt, Catastrophe Bonds, Private Insurance-Linked Securities and Insurance Equity. It also composes portfolios of its Best Ideas. It was founded in October 2010 and has offices in Zurich and London.
Boston Common Asset Management
Founded in 2003, Boston Common Asset Management is a women-led and majority employee-owned investment manager. They are recognised as leader in global impact initiatives and are dedicated to the pursuit of both ﬁnancial return and social change.
As active, engaged asset-owners, Boston Common use their voice to challenge and influence companies across all industries to re-direct capital, R&D efforts and ingenuity towards a more sustainable world.
Jackson Square Partners
Jackson Square was formed in 2014 as a spin-out from Delaware Investments. The firm is majority-owned by its key personnel, many of whom have worked together for over 15 years. The investment philosophy that supports their growth equity strategies has not changed since various members of the Investment Team started managing portfolios over 20 years ago at Transamerica Investment Management and subsequently during a tenure at Delaware Investments from April 2005-April 2014.