Regnan appoints two ahead of sustainable water and waste management strategy launch

Regnan, the responsible investment management business affiliated with J O Hambro Capital Management (JOHCM), has appointed Bertrand Lecourt, Senior Fund Manager, and Saurabh Sharma, Fund Manager, ahead of the launch of a global equities sustainable water and waste investment strategy later this year.

Lecourt and Sharma will join Regnan in April from Fidelity International and will be based in JOHCM’s London head office. They currently manage USD2.5 billion of assets within a sustainable water and waste strategy, including the USD2.4 billion Luxembourg-domiciled Fidelity Funds - Sustainable Water & Waste Fund and a US$88 million UK-domiciled OEIC fund. Both funds invest in companies involved in the design, manufacture or sale of products and services used in the water and waste management sectors.
 
The team’s appointment is the second investment team hire by Regnan as a standalone responsible investment business within Pendal Group, JOHCM’s parent company. It follows the recruitment of the Regnan Equity Impact Solutions team, led by Tim Crockford, from Federated Hermes – International in December 2019. Regnan’s focus on delivering innovative and credible sustainable and impact investment solutions draws on over 20 years of experience at the frontier of responsible investment in engagement, advisory and research. 
 
Alexandra Altinger, JOHCM CEO - UK, Europe & Asia, says: “We are thrilled that Bertrand and Saurabh are joining Regnan and the wider group to launch our first thematic sustainable investment strategy. Their decision highlights the attractions of Regnan’s responsible investment pedigree and the value of its unique sustainability research platform. The team’s appointment demonstrates our ability to attract superior talent and progresses Regnan’s plans to become a global leader in the provision of responsible investment strategies and solutions.”

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