Santander Asset Management has launched a global equity fund aimed at promoting gender equality.
Santander Equality Acciones, managed by the firm’s veteran fund manager Lola Solana and her team, is the first fund in Spain investing in companies that promote gender equality at all levels.
The management of the fund will follow Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) criteria that also meet gender equality goals, so it will equally assess the sustainable behaviour of the companies and their commitment to gender equality.
Lola Solana, – alongside her team comprised by Gonzalo Sanz, Javier Ruiz and Íñigo Barrera – manage around €1.8bn through mid and small cap funds including Santander Small Caps Spain, Santander Small Caps Europe, Santander AM European Equity Opportunities and Santander Acçoes Portugal, as long as through Santander new sustainable funds range including the Santander Sostenible 1, Santander Sostenible 2, and Santander Sostenible Acciones.
Lola Solana, who joined Santander Bank in 1989, manages the Santander Small Caps Spain fund since its inception in 2004.