General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> May 30, 2011

Investing In Global Water Themes – Catherine Ryan & Jens Peers – Kleinwort Benson Investors

Jens Peers
Jens Peers, CFA, is Equity and Fixed Income CIO at Mirova, an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management. Previously Head of Environmental Equities from Kleinwort Benson, Mr. Peers is a thematic investment expert with 15 years of experience — mainly in water, agribusiness, clean tech — and has an excellent track record. Mr. Peers has considerable international experience and has extensive knowledge of consultants’ and clients’ needs. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences on environment, water and agri themes. He presented on the impact of unburnable carbon at the Carbon Tracker initiative in April 2013 in London; he also expressed his views for the green economy at the first Asian forum on Climate Change in Hong Kong. Mr. Peers is a CFA charterholder. Profile
TWST: Please begin with a brief introduction to Kleinwort Benson and tell us a bit about your roles there.

Mr. Peers: We are a boutique asset manager with three strategies basically. One is the