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The M&G Positive Impact Fund aims to invest in companies that address the world’s major social and environmental challenges, while generating long-term wealth for its customers.

The fund embraces the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) framework and invests in companies focused on six key impact areas, mapped against the SDGs.

Fund updates

John William Olsen, Fund Manager 13/06/2019

Making a difference (and a return)

The world is facing a rising tide of societal challenges, from the potential chaos associated with the breakdown of our climate, to unsustainable levels of waste and pollution, to vast and growing social inequality. Find out more about how investors are playing an increasingly pivotal role in directing capital to where it is most needed.

AssetTV 11/02/2019

Asset TV ESG Masterclass

Interest in ESG investing is growing at pace. So what trends will shape it in the coming year? Watch M&G Investment Specialist, Veronique Chapplow, on Asset TV’s ESG masterclass panel.

The value of the fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you originally invested.

The M&G Positive Impact Fund 02/05/2019

What to look for when you are investing for impact

Ben Constable Maxwell, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing and Craig Hart from King & Shaxson, an ethical discretionary fund manager, discuss the M&G Positive Impact Fund, the rise of impact investing and the various factors to take into account when investing for impact.

John William Olsen and Ben Constable Maxwell 18/12/2018

Introducing the M&G Positive Impact Fund

In this short video, Fund Manager, John William Olsen and Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing, Ben Constable-Maxwell introduce the M&G Positive Impact Fund.

Literature

  • M&G Positive Impact Fund - GBP - A Inc - Costs and charges illustration PDF
  • M&G Positive Impact Fund - GBP - A Inc - Key Investor Information Document - (UK) PDF
  • M&G Positive Impact Fund - Fund Profile PDF
  • M&G Positive Impact Fund - Annual Short Report PDF
  • M&G Investment Funds (10) - Instrument of Incorporation PDF
  • M&G Investment Funds (10) - Prospectus PDF
  • M&G Investment Funds (10) - Annual Short Report PDF

Fund team

Fund manager tenure from 20/11/2018
John William Olsen, a Danish national, joined M&G in April 2014, and was appointed fund manager of the M&G Global Select Fund and M&G Pan European Select Fund in July 2014. He was later appointed deputy manager of the M&G Pan European Select Smaller Companies Fund in July 2016. John William joined M&G from Danske Capital, where from 2002 he had managed non-domestic equity portfolios, including the Global Stock Picking and Global Select equity funds, and also the European Select strategy. He joined Danske Capital in 1998 as a fund manager on the domestic Danish equities team, and in 2000 also became a global sector analyst focusing on technology and telecommunications stocks. John William gained a BA in business economics and then an MSc in finance and accounting from Copenhagen Business School.
Thembeka Stemela joined M&G in July 2018 as an investment analyst for the M&G Positive Impact Fund and was appointed Deputy Fund Manager of the fund in August 2019. Before joining M&G, Thembeka was a vice president (VP) in the equity research department at Credit Suisse International, where she joined as part of the Graduate Programme in 2012. She served as a primary analyst for the UK and Nordic non-life insurers in Credit Suisse’s European insurance team. Thembeka has a Bachelor of Business Science Honours Degree from the University of Cape Town (UCT), specialising in Economics.
Véronique Chapplow is Investment Specialist for M&G’s Select Franchise. Prior to joining M&G, Véronique worked as product specialist at Zadig Asset Management for two years and Deutsche Bank for six years, servicing institutional equity clients specialised in the insurance sector. Before this, she worked at GAM, initially in the capacity of equity analyst before becoming deputy fund manager of GAM’s European Equity Funds. Véronique started her career at NatWest Securities as equity analyst covering the oil and gas sector. She is an Associate member of the Institute of Management and Research, the precursor of the CFA Institute. Véronique graduated from French business school EPSCI and obtained an MBA from Heriot Watt University.

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