Independent investment manager Redwheel has launched the second of three new funds designed to address critical global challenges, including climate change, biodiversity loss and poor access to healthcare. The launch of the Redwheel Life Changing Treatments Fund this week follows that of the Redwheel Biodiversity Fund earlier this month. The third fund in the range, the Redwheel Clean Economy Fund, is expected to be introduced on 14 November. The objective of the Redwheel Life Changing Treatments Fund is to improve patients’ lives in multiple markets by investing in companies that can deliver improved healthcare outcomes for patients without sacrificing investor returns. Holding between 40 to 60 companies globally, the fund is focused on identifying companies providing “life-changing solutions to patients”, across three key areas: life-changing drugs, health system strengthening, and life-changing care. By investing globally and across market cap, the fund aims to maximise its impact. “There is an increasing burden on patients from factors including rising prevalence of chronic diseases and demographic trends. Our fund provides a vehicle for investors to participate in, and potentially benefit from, companies at the forefront of meeting these challenges to extend lives and enhance wellbeing,” said Portfolio Manager Peter Hughes. Redwheel manages assets worth of US$17.6 billion across strategies such as sustainable and thematic equities, active engagement, emerging markets, value and Income, and convertible.