CPR Asset Management, part of Amundi, has added a new strategy to its €7bn actively managed thematic range with a fund focused on education.
CPR AM’s thematic equities range which includes ageing, food, lifestyle and disruption. CPR Invest – Education is an actively managed, non-benchmarked global equity fund that will invest across the whole education ecosystem as demographic and social changes as well as technological revolution are transforming the sector.
The fund will be managed by Guillaume Uettwiller, portfolio manager in CPR’s Global Thematic Equities team and co-manager of CPR Invest – Megatrends fund.
The strategy’s investment universe will cover the entire spectrum of education. The fund will invest in all sectors related to the theme, from early years, through primary and secondary education to lifelong learning.
Guillaume Uettwiller, portfolio manager, added: “Education is one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and is high on the agenda for policymakers and investors. The growing world population and a concerted effort by governments to focus on education means there are already many ways to get exposure, and these are set to multiply.”
It is now registered in France and the UK, and will soon be registered in Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Finland and Switzerland.