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Edward Lees

Co-Head, Environmental Strategies Group, Fundamental Active Equities

Edward is co-head of the Environmental Strategies Group within Fundamental Active Equities and ESG Champion at BNP Paribas Asset Management.

In his capacity as Senior Portfolio Manager, Edward is the co-lead portfolio manager for the Energy Transition Fund, Environmental Absolute Return Thematic Fund (EARTH) and the Ecosystems Restoration fund. He joined BNPP AM in 2019.

Edward began his career in 1994 at Morgan Stanley in New York in investment banking and private equity. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 where he was an MD and founded and co-ran the Goldman Sachs Thematic Investment Group (2005-2009). Edward set up thematic fund Clear River Capital in 2009 and subsequently went to UBS as a MD to start a principal investing business. Since 2012, Edward was the CEO and co-founder of North Shore Partners that became part of Duet Asset Management in 2015 and later co-founded Sustainable Solutions (2017-2019) with a focus on developing environmental solutions strategies across long only as well as log short strategies.

Edward has over 27 years of investment management experience across thematic investments, capital structure and private markets. He holds a MBA from Wharton and a BA from Amherst College and is based in London.

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