Ted Franks

The bumpy Trump ride – December Monthly


Attentive readers of this letter will remember two months ago we wrote, “October was a bad month in global equity markets”. Well, December was worse. The MSCI World Index, which is one of the fund’s benchmarks, returned -7.44% in GBP. October had been the worst single month since the re-launch of the strategy in May 2012. It held that title for one month only.

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Ted Franks

The UK through a sustainability lens – November monthly


The move to a more sustainable economy is a global one. Our strategy is global, and our outlook is global. The technologies that deliver sustainability are global.   A good business model in Europe is more often than not a good business model in Asia and America.

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Ted Franks

Market jitters and long term solutions to sustainability challenges – October Monthly


October was a bad month in global equity markets. One of our benchmarks is the MSCI World index of stocks. It returned -5.44%. That’s the worst single month since we re-launched this strategy in May 2012. Our other benchmark is the median fund in our peer group. That peer group is the Investment Association’s “Global” fund category. The story is the same there: that median fund returned -6.56%. That’s the worst single month since May 2012. Read more …

Ted Franks

Crosswinds and fundamentals – September Monthly


The fund sharply underperformed the benchmark MSCI World Index this month.  It was a quiet month for company news, and without earnings announcements.  Despite this, economic sentiments are causing significant rotations between sectors, regions and styles.

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George Latham

Engagement without the punch-ups


The mainstream media likes to report stories with drama. A ‘punch-up’ between fund managers and company executives over CEO remuneration makes for a good headline.  But it doesn’t always have to be this way.  Read more …

Ben Kluftinger

Why we invest in – Orpea


It’s Good Money Week so we wanted to highlight how impact investing needn’t just be good for society and the environment, but how it can also be a good investment. We’ve chosen one of our portfolio holdings to highlight this.

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Ted Franks

Tesla; our view – August Monthly


We currently hold 59 stocks in the WHEB Sustainability strategy. But when we meet existing or potential investors, the stock that most often comes up is one we don’t own. That stock is Tesla, the revolutionary American maker of electric cars.

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