Pax World Funds

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Pax World Management
IndustryInvestment management
FoundedPortsmouth, New Hampshire (1971)
HeadquartersPortsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.
Key people
Joseph Keefe, President
Steve Falci, Chief Investment Officer
Julie Fox Gorte, Ph.D. SVP for Sustainable Investing
ProductsMutual funds, separately managed accounts
Number of employees
ParentImpax Asset Management Group

Pax World Funds ("Pax World") are advised by Impax Asset Management LLC, formerly Pax World Management LLC, a sustainable investment firm. It sells mutual funds, as well as separately managed accounts.


Pax World launched the first socially responsible mutual fund in the United States in 1971.[1]

The company was founded by Luther Tyson[2] and Jack Corbett,[3] both of whom had worked on peace, housing and employment issues for the United Methodist Church. Their vehicle, the first broadly diversified, publicly available mutual fund to use social as well as financial criteria in the investment decision-making process, was the Pax World Fund, predecessor of what is now the Pax World Balanced Fund.[4]

In 2014, Pax World Management LLC and Ellevate Asset Management LLC, whose principal is Sallie Krawcheck, partnered to form Pax Ellevate Management. Pax Ellevate launched the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund.

In 2018, Impax Asset Management Group plc acquired Pax World Management LLC, investment adviser to Pax World Funds.[5]


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  2. ^ Sarah M. Gantz, "Luther E. Tyson, 85; applied social activism to mutual fund investing" , obituary in Boston Globe, 22 May 2008
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  5. ^ "Impax Asset Management to acquire Pax World". InvestmentNews. 2017-09-18. Retrieved 2020-03-30.

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