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Man GLG launches Sustainable Water and Circular Economy fund

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Man GLG, the discretionary investment management engine of Man Group, has launched Man GLG RI Sustainable Water and Circular Economy.

The new fund applies a long-only, actively managed equity thematic investment strategy with a strong sustainability focus. It is designed to generate returns while targeting a positive environmental impact by contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, with a focus on clean water and sanitation (goal 6); life below water (goal 14); life on land (goal 15); and responsible consumption and production (goal 12).
The fund invests solely in companies that address to the fight against water scarcity, improve the supply and treatment of high-quality water or address the challenges of the circular economy, such as pollution control and resource management.
Man GLG RI Sustainable Water and Circular Economy is categorised as an Article 9 fund under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), and is Man GLG’s first Article 9 fund as well as Man Group’s first public market equities Article 9 fund.
The fund will be co-managed by Yohann Terry and Jann Breitenmoser, who joined Man GLG as Portfolio Managers in November and December 2021 respectively, and are based in Pfäffikon, Switzerland. They previously managed sustainability-focussed investment strategies at J Safra Sarasin Asset Management. The team will have access to Man Group’s deep quantitative expertise to enhance their portfolio construction and investment process, such as the use of alternative data and momentum tracking tools.
The fund is available for investors in a UCITS structure and will be benchmarked against the MSCI World Index.

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