Octopus Investments launches first sustainable fund operated by FundRock Partners

Macfarlanes has advised on the launch of FP Octopus UK Future Generations Fund, a fund operated by FundRock Partners and managed by Octopus Investments. This is Octopus’ first retail fund with a sustainable investment mandate.
The fund will strive to back innovative firms whose activities align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals whilst also aiming to deliver long-term growth.  The fund will invest with three broad categories in mind: building a sustainable planet through clean energy and sustainable consumption; empowering people through innovations to improve daily life; and in revitalising healthcare across the world. The delivery of data and an annual report will help investors interpret the actions of investee companies.
The Macfarlanes team for this matter was led by investment management partner Lora Froud, with assistance from solicitors Emma Garnham and Tiffany Cox.
Lora Froud, Investment Management Partner, Macfarlanes, comments: “It was a pleasure to support the FundRock Partners and Octopus teams on the launch of such an exciting fund and witnessing Octopus’ passion for sustainable investing.”
FundRock Partners is an independent UCITS Management Company and is the Authorised Corporate Director of the fund.
Simon Gunson, Managing Director FundRock Partners further adds: “We are delighted to have partnered with Octopus for the launch of FP Octopus UK Future Generations Fund, which enables investors to direct their money towards companies building a more sustainable planet.”