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Generation Investment Management LLP

Company Overview

Generation Investment Management LLP is an independent, employee owned investment management firm focusing initially on long only global equities. Generation integrates rigorous traditional fundamental equity analysis with sustainability research to create a new approach to long-term investing.

Long term investing implies identifying companies with an enduring capability to create value and sustain competitive advantage. To identify these companies, Generation's integrated sustainability research will take into account a broader range of issues than traditional equity analysis can capture. Generation believes social, environmental and geopolitical issues can materially impact a company's ability to sustain returns. Generation will invest in companies that will enhance shareholder value by managing the risks and seizing the opportunities that these long-term economic, environmental, social and geopolitical challenges offer.

Our firm's strategy is to focus on long-term, long only, concentrated global equity investing. We will integrate sustainability issues into fundamental equity analysis as a core principle of our investment process and align our fee with our clients' interests. Five percent of the profitability of the firm is allocated to the Generation Foundation, which will support global non-profit sustainability initiatives.

Our firm is comprised of an integrated team of global investment management and sustainability experts with offices in London and Washington, DC. Our Advisory Board will consist of global leaders and thinkers from capital markets, industry, sustainability, economics, and geopolitical fields.

The firm was created earlier this year by six founding Partners:

  • The Hon. Al Gore is our Chairman;
  • David Blood, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, is Managing Partner;
  • Mark Ferguson, previously co-Head of Pan-European Research at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and a Global Equities Portfolio Manager, is Chief Investment Officer;
  • Peter Harris, previously head of International Operations for Goldman Sachs Asset Management, is Chief Operating Officer;
  • Peter S. Knight, formerly Managing Director Met West Financial, lawyer, Chief of Staff for Senator Al Gore (D-TN) from 1977-1989, and Campaign Manager for President Clinton's successful re-election in 1996, is President of Generation U.S.; and
  • Colin le Duc, previously Director of Research for SAM Sustainable Asset Management (Zurich) and an international strategy consultant for Arthur D. Little in London, is Head of Research.

We are an independent, private, employee owned partnership.