Ted Franks

Monthly Commentary: November 2017


The past five years have seen a healthy global market for mergers and acquisitions. More than $15trn-worth[1] of assets has changed hands, according to specialist data company Mergermarket.

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Ted Franks

WHEB Webcast: The future of impact measurement


Ted Franks, Partner and Fund Manager at WHEB, gave the key note address at Investment Week’s sustainable investment conference in November 2017. In “Making a bigger difference: the future of impact measurement”, Ted reviews the landscape as the concept of investing for positive impact increasingly takes hold; and suggests a vision for the future as approaches towards measurement and reporting become more sophisticated. You can listen to Ted’s presentation together with the slides in the webcast here

George Latham

Impact investing and intentionality for purpose-led investors: an holistic response


The following is the text of a speech George Latham gave recently at the Faith in Finance conference hosted by the Alliance of Religions and Conservation, at which representatives from eight of the world’s leading faiths launched the Zug Guidelines to faith consistent investing.  For more coverage of the event, see ARC’s webpage on this link

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Ted Franks

Sharing the wealth: pricing power and impact


“The single most important decision in evaluating a business is pricing power”. Not our own words, but those of Warren Buffett. He’s a man with a long history of making astute observations about investing and he has a strong point here.

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Seb Beloe

Performance Through Positive Impact


Seb Beloe, Head of Research, sees positive impact investment attracting increased interest from investors, with some $100-$150 billion of assets under management and this doubling every couple of years[1]

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Seb Beloe

Like me, you may want to check this statistic, which I first heard about in a report on the UK’s carbon emissions for 2016. Apparently, in 2016, the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions fell to a level that was last seen in 1894[i]. 1894. The year, coincidentally, that the first petrol powered car was patented[ii].

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