iM Global Partner is pleased to announce the appointment of London-based WHEB AM as the fund manager of the iMGP Sustainable Europe Fund, effective 1st July 2022. Founded in 2009, WHEB is a specialist fund management business and a pioneer in sustainability-themed investment, with a focus on creating positive impact.
The strategy was originally launched at the end of 2005 when members of the team managed Henderson Global Investors’ Industries of the Future funds. WHEB has won numerous industry awards, including Best European ESG Manager 2021 by Funds Europe. Based in London, WHEB is a partnership, with substantial ownership by the team.
WHEB is supported by an independent Advisory Committee composed of some of the ESG industry’s leading experts including Martin Rich, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Future-Fit Foundation; and Alice Chapple, founder of Impact Value and chair of Investor Watch.
WHEB has been a certified B-Corp since May 2016 with an overall B-impact score of 139, compared to an average score of 91 across Europe.
The experienced, stable investment team implements a research based bottom-up investment approach, focused on mid to large companies whose products and services are solutions to sustainability challenges. WHEB manages a range of investment vehicles based on the same investment philosophy and process, offered in Europe and Australia to institutional and wealth management clients. Its EU domiciled UCITS funds are classified Article 9 under SFDR (which also applies to the iMGP Sustainable Europe Fund).
“We are really excited at WHEB to be appointed to manage the iMGP Sustainable Europe Fund. Over nearly two decades the team at WHEB has pioneered and evolved the way we invest in companies which are solving sustainability challenges for positive impact. We are really looking forward to working in partnership with iM Global Partner to make WHEB’s investment strategy available as a European equity portfolio”.George Latham, WHEB’s Managing Partner
“I have known of WHEB for many years, as one of the early and dedicated sustainable impact managers. They have excellent recognition in this space and have won numerous industry awards and accolades. I am delighted that they will become the new manager of the iMGP Sustainable Europe Fund and look forward to working with the WHEB team to bring their expertise to our international client base”.Jamie Hammond, CEO UK and Head of International Distribution
“We are delighted to work with WHEB Asset Management which is a pioneer in impact investing and also shares many of the same values as iM Global Partner. WHEB has sustainable investing in their DNA and we are confident they will meet the highest standards when managing the fund.”Philippe Couvrecelle, CEO and Founder of iM Global Partner,