Foresight Group expands environmental team

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13 October 2009: Foresight Group (“Foresight”), a leading alternative asset manager, has bolstered its Environmental Investment Team with the appointment of James Samworth as Investment Manager.  Based in Foresight’s Sevenoaks office, James will be initially focused on providing active support to the firm’s environmental portfolio. 


James adds to the breadth of operational experience within the Investment Team, having spent 10 years within Corus in operations management and leading key commercial accounts supplying steel construction and manufactured goods to customers. He has investment experience within banking and private equity in the environmental, natural resources and industrial sectors, gained at Deutsche Bank, Lyceum Capital Partners and Next Wave Ventures. James is a first class Cambridge graduate with a recent MBA from London Business School.


Andrew Page, Partner at Foresight, commented:

“As the creation of a low carbon economy moves up the political and public agenda, investment opportunities in the sector are expanding.  The fight against climate change, increasing demand for energy, growing energy security concerns and the use of waste as a resource mean that the long term prospects for the environmental sector are very strong.  Our environmental investment team is already flourishing and we seek to continue the strategy of having in-house breadth of experience from the sectors in which we invest. James’ experience will further strengthen a team which already has significant leadership experience in the process and waste management industries in technical and commercial roles.”


James Samworth added:

“Foresight group has established a good reputation in the environmental investment sector over the past few years. I am delighted to join the team and to be contributing to their achievements and success going forward.”