Finding the opportunities in Europe most likely to produce attractive returns for investors, while making a positive contribution to society
A philosophy and process that integrates sustainability at its core
River and Mercantile's investment philosophy for its UK, European and global equity funds, known as Sustainable-PVT, integrates traditional bottom-up stock selection and proprietary quantitative screening with our own bespoke analysis of every potential investment's sustainability credentials.
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"This is an opportunity to invest in attractive European franchises with differentiated characteristics. Our unconstrained approach means we are not bound to any one style; rather, we seek the best stocks across the broad spectrum of European stocks that suit the investment philosophy."
James Sym, Portfolio Manager, PVT Equities
Hear direct from the portfolio manager
Investment Week webinar:
In this webinar from March 2021, Investment Week's Katrina Lloyd talks all things European equities with River and Mercantile's James Sym, alongside Richard Philbin from Wellian Investments and Daniel Vaughan from Morningstar.
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James graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Natural Sciences. James joined Cazenove Capital in 2007 as a graduate trainee in Wealth Management before moving to work on the Pan European desk in 2008, initially on the UK desk. In 2012 he launched the Cazenove European Income fund as co-manager and, following the Schroders acquisition of Cazenove in 2013, was appointed manager of a number of continental and pan European equity products ultimately managing over £2bn of client assets as well as forming the specialist European equity team at Schroders. James joined River and Mercantile in June 2020 to launch the firm’s European franchise and currently manages the ES R&M European Fund. James was appointed as Head of Equities in 2022 with responsibility for driving R&M’s equities products forward.