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TIMELINE

OUR HISTORY

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Illustration of Jean-François Canton and Wedig von Gaudecker

Comgest's Story Begins With Jean-François Canton & Wedig von Gaudecker

1985

Following the establishment of Comgest in Paris in 1985, Jean-François and shortly thereafter, Wedig, begin advising on Asian (including Japan) and European Equities with a focus on Quality Growth

Illustration of Singapore

Pan-Europe &
Asia Equity Strategies
Launched

1989
 
Illustration of a globe sculpture

Global Equity Strategy Launched

1991
 
Illustration of Victoria Bay, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Office Opens

1993
 
Illustration of Rio de Janeiro

GEM Equity Strategy Launched

1994

Vincent Strauss joins Comgest and launches the Global Emerging Markets (GEM) Equity strategy

2000
Illustration of Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin

Dublin Office Opens

2004
 
Illustration of Amsterdam

Düsseldorf & Amsterdam Offices Open

2006
 
Illustration of Tokyo and Mt Fuji

Tokyo Office Opens

2007
 
Illustration of Jean-François Canton and Singapore

New CEO

2010_b

Vincent Strauss becomes CEO

Comgest becomes signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment

Illustration of Singapore

Singapore Office Opens

2010
 

Strengthening Responsible Investment

2012

Comgest adopts a Responsible Investment Policy to further integrate environmental, social and governance criteria

Launch of dedicated Esg team

Apply esg “quality levels” to companies

Comgest implements proprietary ESG “Quality Levels” assigned to companies - impacting the discount rate applied in valuation models

Introducing responsible voting

Comgest implements an “in-house” Responsible Voting Policy

Illustration of Boston

Boston Office Opens

2015
 
Illustration of Arnaud Cosserat and Paris

New CEO

2016

Arnaud Cosserat becomes CEO, having joined Comgest in 1996 as an Analyst/Portfolio Manager of the Pan-Europe Equity strategy

Supporting climate-related financial disclosures

2017

Comgest pledges our support for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

Launch of The Comgest Foundation

The foundation is dedicated to organising and coordinating the philanthropic pursuits of Comgest

Illustration of Tower Bridge, London

UK Representative Office Opens In London

2018
 

“Plus” strategies launched

The same quality growth style as our core strategies, enhanced with a fossil fuels exclusion policy and designed to comply with leading European SRI labels.

2020
Illustration of a building in Milan

Milan Office Opens

 
Illustration of the Atomium landmark, Brussels

Brussels Office Opens

2021
 

Net zero asset managers initiative and UK stewardship code

Comgest becomes a signatory to the Net Zero Asset Maangers initiative and UK Stewardship Code

Illustration of Sydney Opera House, Sydney

Sydney Office Opens

 

6th April 2023

New CEO

Jan-Peter Dolff appointed Group CEO, having previously been Group COO. He joined Comgest in 1997 as an Analyst/Portfolio Manager for US and European equities.

 

Vienna Office Opens

 
 
 
 
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