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Germany's first impact asset manager launches with all star team

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Matthias Knab, Opalesque:

Increasingly, investors are demanding to reach beyond environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. They want to achieve more with their capital. As the first asset manager to specialise in impact investing, 4L Capital's offer includes a global impact equity portfolio which will soon be followed by the launch of an impact equity fund.

Capital markets have embraced sustainability. Increasingly, investors want their capital to achieve positive outcomes for the environment or for social development, as well as generating a financial return. For many, however, so-called ESG investing is not enough - the environmental, social and governance practices in this context are often not enough to achieve sustainable added value.

This is why 4L Capital AG is launching as an asset management company specialising in impact investing. Impact investing means to select investments that generate a financial return in line with the markets and which also achieve specific and measurable ecological or social outcomes. The United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) form the benchmark for these sustainability outcomes.

4L Capital AG was established when 4L Vision GmbH purchased a majority shareholding in Bardusch AG, an asset management company active since 2002. Driving force behind this is IT entrepreneur and champion for impact investing, Ralph Suikat: "4L Capital is an experienced and reputable asset management company offering wealt......................

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