Pioneering multi-asset impact fund recruits investment director to fuel momentum

Sep 07 2022 · 3 minute read

Snowball advocates a fundamental rethink of investment and is expanding its investor base.

Snowball is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Investment Director, Sean Farrell, as it continues the expansion of its investor base. Sean has over 20 years of experience in private and public markets investing and portfolio composition, both through direct investing and the selection of fund managers. He was previously Global Head of Private Markets for Partners Capital, a leading investment firm with $40B+ assets under management.

Sean worked in direct private equity investing at 3i, TDR Capital, TPG Capital and Goldman Sachs and has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSc from Trinity College Dublin.

Snowball is a leading impact investing fund which demonstrates measurable social equity and environmental impact whilst achieving competitive returns.

“We are delighted to add Sean’s expertise and he joins Snowball at a key stage, with greater investor demand than ever before. Snowball’s investors are increasing their allocation and our investor base continues to expand as more asset owners realise that values-aligned investment strategies are delivering compelling risk-adjusted returns.” Daniela Barone Soares, CEO, Snowball.

“Snowball is an innovator in applying a robust financial risk and return approach and combining this with a best-in-class impact framework to deepen the quality of decision-making in selecting and managing investments. I am excited about the opportunity to develop Snowball’s investment approach and portfolio further and to enhance the risk-adjusted returns and impact for Snowball investors.” Sean Farrell, Investment Director, Snowball.

“Investment no longer serves society, but there is a better way. Placing equal emphasis on generating good financial returns and positive impact is the future of all investing.” Alexander Hoare, Chair, Snowball.

Snowball will shortly publish an independent verification of its impact methodology and impact practices. This is believed to be the first time an asset manager will put the full findings of an impact audit into the public domain.


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Sean Farrell, Investment Director, Snowball

About Snowball

Impact investing is all we do. With a five-year track record of investing for impact, risk and competitive financial returns, we offer investors a diversified investment vehicle stewarding capital for the long term.​ We actively manage our portfolio of funds for robust and measurable positive impact.​ Our award-winning impact methodology meant we were one of the first impact funds of this kind globally, and today are amongst those delivering the deepest impact. ​

Snowball is listed in the Impact Assets 50, the leading global ranking of investors who balance impact and financial returns. Snowball is also a certified B Corporation and ranked in the top 5% of all B Corporations globally for the governance structure designed to protect impact goals.

Laura Boyle, Head of Marketing at Snowball
Laura Boyle, Head of Marketing at Snowball