General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> July 26, 2010

Environmental Equity Strategies – Jens Peers & Colm O’connor – Kbc Asset Management, Ltd

Colm O'Connor has 7 years of industry experience and 7 years of service with KBC Asset Management, Ltd. Colm joined the Environmental Strategies team as equity analyst in 2006. Prior to that Colm worked as an analyst in the Alternative Investments unit and as a Performance and Risk Analyst in the Performance Measurement & Risk Analysis Unit. Colm graduated from University College Dublin in 2000 with a Commerce degree and continued on to complete a Masters in E-Commerce.Jens Peers, CFA is the Head of Environmental Strategies at KBC Asset Management, Ltd. He has 12 years of industry experience and 10 years of service with KBCAM. Jens has been involved in the Environmental Strategies team since the strategies were launched in late 2000. He moved to KBCAM's Dublin office in July 2003 to head up an expanded team of portfolio managers and analysts. Prior to 2000, Jens spent three years working with KBC Bank as an account manager. Jens graduated from the University of Antwerp (former Ufsia), Antwerp in 1996 with a Masters in Applied Economics. He has also completed the CEFA (Certified European Financial Analyst) qualification and is a CFA charterholder. Profile
TWST: Would you start with an overview of KBC Asset Management, and your investment philosophy?

Mr. Peers: KBC Asset Management Ltd, (KBCAM) is a specialist provider of niche investment strategies for