Earth Capital appoints CEO

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Private equity firm Earth Capital Partners (EC) has appointed Edward Collins as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with immediate effect.

Collins (pictured), is a former Managing Director of Hanson Asset Management, an independent investment management and advisory firm, and CIO of Hanson Family Holdings. Most recently, he was the CIO of Aldbourne Investment Management and led the restructuring of the Oracle Capital Group from which Aldbourne Investment Management emerged. He has more than 16 years’ experience of running asset management companies and of multi-asset investing.
 
EC is a global fund management group focused exclusively on sustainable private equity and manages the Nobel Sustainability Fund. The company was established in 2008 before it merged with SET3 in 2015 to become part of the Earth Capital Group (ECG). ECG is controlled by Stephen Lansdown (founder of Hargreaves Lansdown) and Gordon Power (Founder of ProVen Private Equity) and its constituent firms manage in excess of USD1.2 billion.
 
Gordon Power, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, says: “We’re delighted to welcome Edward at such an exciting time for the group as we continue to build on the launch of the Nobel Sustainability Fund®.  We are continuing to fund raise and have already deployed investments into some transformative innovations around the world that are focused on sustainability. Edward’s experience, knowledge and approach will be an invaluable asset to our team.”
 
Collins, CEO of EC, adds: “I am excited to have joined the EC team at what is an important time in its development. The group has ambitious plans, evidenced by its launch of the Nobel Sustainability Fund®.  Sustainability as an investment theme is only going to increase in significance and our global group of specialist investment managers allows us to identify and support sustainable and innovative technology around the world.”