Ravenscoft, an independently owned investment services group, has launched its Global Solutions Fund, its first fund since 2014. The offshore fund is available in the Channell Islands and launches on 31 March. The fund is a multi-manager, global, thematic equities product seeking to deliver long-term returns through investing in funds exposed to long-term structural trends.  

The fund gives investors access to companies that are attempting to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges, such as covering basic needs like water and water management, education, the energy transition, and access to healthcare. Despite this, the fund is not an ESG, green, or sustainable impact fund. This is because, according to Samantha Dovey, head of the Ravescroft multi-manger team that manages the new fund, “…we didn’t want to limit the investment opportunities”. 

Dovey on why Ravenscroft started the fund, and its development: “Over the past few years, we have seen some fantastic new investment opportunities in funds that meet our rigorous fund analysis. What started as a handful of environmental solution names developed into a basket of funds investing in areas like oncology, nutrition and decarbonisation, and it became clear that there were more than enough of these highly thematic funds to sit in a standalone product.” 

Source: https://www.funds-europe.com/news/first-fund-launched-by-ravenscroft-since-2014