Investment Team

Raf Goovaerts

Raf Goovaerts Partner

Raf joined LGT Impact as a Partner in January 2013 to lead the Impact Ventures UK fund. Raf has over 15 years experience in growth capital and private equity investments in Europe. After 4 years with J.P. Morgan in New York as part of the Investment Banking team during 1996-2000, Raf transferred over to London and joined J.P. Morgan Partners (JPMP), the bank’s in-house private equity division. In 2006, JPMP spun out of J.P. Morgan to form CCMP Capital, an independent private equity firm. Raf stayed with CCMP Capital until 2010.

In 2010, Raf took a one-year sabbatical during which he worked with The Private Equity Foundation (venture philanthropy) and Special Yoga Centre (charity) on strategic issues. Raf then joined the newly launched Business Growth Fund (BGF) in March 2011, a GBP 2.5bn growth capital fund set up by the five large UK banks.

Oliver Karius

Oliver Karius Partner

Oliver has been a Partner at LGT Impact since its formation in 2007. He has over 17 years experience in sustainable and socially responsible investment, venture philanthropy and corporate sustainability strategy consulting in Europe and emerging markets, especially Africa and India. Oliver is the co-founder of the WEF aligned African Social Entrepreneurship Network (ASEN), DeRisk and VantagePoint Global. He was Head of Research for Forma Futura, an independent asset management company focusing on contributing to a sustainable quality of life. Previously, Oliver has served as Manager Research Services and Senior Sustainability Analyst at SAM, Sustainable Asset Management, Research for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).

Previously Oliver worked for one of Europe’s largest Asset Managers F&C, specializing on all aspects of Social Responsible Investment and MunichRe. At LGT IV, Oliver is co-responsible for the overall strategy and management of LGT IV and especially for the Africa & India region and has helped grow the international team to 25 investment professionals. In his role, Oliver has overseen all 47 investments made and over $42m of capital invested. Oliver’s role at IVUK is fundraising and ensuring that all the best practices, processes and lessons learned from LGT IV in the emerging markets are incorporated into the investment selection, structuring and management of the IVUK portfolio.

Kevin

Kevin Bone Partner

Kevin joined Impact Ventures UK as Partner in September 2016 with 10 years of fund management and private equity experience, most latterly as co-founder of a Bucharest based regional growth equity fund. From 2002 to 2008, Kevin held CEO and Board roles in a series of turnaround and restructuring companies across the financial services, engineering and telecoms, media and technology (TMT) sectors. Having qualified as an accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1996, Kevin became a TMT investment banker, leading numerous debt, equity and advisory transactions globally. He is an experienced angel investor, bringing over 15 years of board experience to investees across eight countries.

Kevin holds a BSc in Japanese and Economics from Sheffield University. He also studied Aid Economics during one year at Chuo University, Tokyo.  Kevin has worked for projects in Cambodia and co-founded a sustainable agriculture orphanage in Rwanda. He is a trustee and treasurer of Pilotlight, a charity that provides structured mentoring to charities and social enterprises, and is a mentor to several charity CEOs.

Jennifer Webb

Jennifer Webb Investment Manager

As a Senior Strategy Consultant at Deloitte Jen advised companies such as The Telegraph Media Group, BBC, Smiths News and Visa Europe on growth strategy in addition to completing multiple commercial diligence exercises for private equity clients.

Jen joined IVUK in August 2014 as its fourth employee. She has since led multiple investment processes resulting in Board positions with Big White Wall, Latimer Group and most recently Bulbshare.  In these roles she has provided follow-on investment, supported key hiring decisions, led external fundraising rounds and completed the spin-out of Bulbshare from Latimer.

Jen holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.

Lucy Inmonger

Lucy Inmonger Investment Manager

Lucy Inmonger joined Impact Ventures UK as Investment Manager in July 2015. Lucy has a background in social investment, previously at Big Society Capital and CAF Venturesome, specialising in housing, community assets and financial inclusion. At CAF Venturesome Lucy managed the Community Land Trust Fund, a fund providing investment to communities seeking to build their own affordable housing, and successfully raised a second fund. Prior to this Lucy worked in the public sector working on large scale urban regeneration projects. Lucy is on the Board of Trustees at Citizen’s Advice England and Wales and also serves as Treasurer for Respect, a charity working with male perpetrators of domestic violence. Lucy holds an MA from King’s College London in Public Policy and Ageing Populations and is IMC qualified.

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Jared Tausz Investment Manager

Jared Tausz joined Impact Ventures UK as an Investment Associate in June 2015 and is based in London. Jared is responsible for origination, investment opportunity screening, financial due-diligence, legal structuring, execution and portfolio management. He has worked in the city since 2009, having qualified as a lawyer with magic circle law firm Allen & Overy LLP. Specialising in finance, he has spent time working with Goldman Sachs’ investment banking and fixed income divisions. Jared holds a degree in Theology and Philosophy from Durham University.

Marta

Marta Pyrzyk Investment Associate

Marta joined Impact Ventures UK as an Investment Associate Fellow in Aug. 2016 as part of the global LGT Impact Fellowship. Marta assists in investment due diligence, impact measurement and portfolio management. She has almost four years of experience in finance and in her most recent role she covered the consumer, retail and healthcare industry at Citigroup corporate banking. Marta considers the fellowship a fantastic channel to begin a career in the impact investing field. She holds a MSc in Economic Policy from University College London.

Jo Fackler

Jo Fackler Fund Assistant

Jo joined IVUK in summer 2016 to assist with fund communications, investor and stakeholder relationships, as well as to provide administrative support to the team. Prior to IVUK, Jo was a Team Assistant at Berenberg, where she most notably established an events and marketing framework for the London Private Banking office. She also previously worked in university relations and graduate marketing at CGG, a geoscience services provider.

Jo is the co-founder of the Social Pop Up, a network that connects impact enthusiasts and innovators. She is also an ambassador for the B Corp movement and certified B Leader.

Jo holds a BA Hons in French at the University of Leeds.

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Sustainability Instead of Populism

Prince Max von Liechtenstein, CEO of LGT, sees dangerous trends in the many environmental issues, but in the increasing concentration of income and wealth too.