Iguana Investments at a glance
Differentiated strategy: Traditional fundamental stock picking combined with contemporary data analysis techniques
Demonstrable edge: In-depth insight into key changes in business operations which drive share price
Experience and ability: Leading PM with track record of long-term outperformance
Robust fund infrastructure: An Irish-domiciled, UCITS daily dealing, equity long/short fund
Social Responsibility: 10% of net company profits to be donated to wildlife conservation
Iguana Investments is an employee-owned portfolio manager, that believes in a more modern approach to traditional fundamental stock analysis. CEO Fahd Ahmed, lead fund manager Chris Reid and analysts Wilton Fry, Thameema Hamza and Zack Wang together have more than 50 years' combined capital markets experience. Having successfully managed money for over seven years, Chris spent a year at University of Cambridge improving his existing approach via the integration of data analysis techniques. Today, the firm is based in Cambridge, UK, and aims to combine the reliability of a traditional stock picking process tried and tested across multiple market cycles with the benefits of contemporary data analysis techniques.
The world’s wildlife is being lost up to 10,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate. We all have an obligation to try and help, not only because the wonderful diversity of wild animals is what makes our world so special, but also because diversity contributes to a functioning ecosystem that supports our livelihoods and well-being.
At Iguana Investments, we believe that capital markets participants have a particularly important role to play in helping the environment. It is not possible to sustain a healthy, diverse financial market unless the environment in which it depends upon – the real world – is itself healthy, sustainable and diverse. That means helping the environment and we think that means especially helping the wildlife that live such fragile lives within a largely human-dominated environment. We aim to contribute towards this cause in two ways. Firstly, we as a company have committed to donating 10% of any corporate profits generated to wildlife conservation and research, with a particular initial focus on helping to support and sustain the diversity of fragile ecosystems such as the Galapagos archipelago. Second, as an Article 8 (SFDR) fund we are committed to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) and aim to use our position as an investment manager to not only deliver value for our clients but also to help align the interests of companies in which we invest with those of broader society.