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Abn unveils ‘clean’ technology fund

EUROPE - Abn Amro is launching a specialist fund designed to target investment opportunities in climate change and environment-related firms.

Called Eco-Invest, has been created by the firm's Eco-Markets group, with the assistance of Mercer's investment consulting team, and will invest in ‘clean' technology, acting as a facilitator of business for the bank in the context of product development.

One €25m investment has so far been made to the Kenmar global Eco fund, and a total of six funds have been selected for an initial total investment of €200m.

ABN AMRO's Eco-Markets team commissioned Mercer to undertake further research into clean technology investment opportunities to support its initial investments, having recently produced an investor report on clean technology.
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Emma Hunt, European leader of responsible investment at Mercer, said this is an area seeing growing investor interest.

"The shift to a low carbon economy is creating a range of investment opportunities for long term investors. Smart investors have started to recognise these  opportunities and are beginning to incorporate these ideas into their investment portfolios."

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