Public, Searchable "IA 50" Features Experienced Impact Investment Managers
Submitted by: ImpactAssets
Posted: Oct 28, 2013 – 08:30 AM EST
BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 28 /CSRwire/ - ImpactAssets launches the "IA 50," a free online resource for impact investors and their advisors. The annual compilation includes experienced fund managers representing a broad range of investment opportunities that deliver social and/or environmental benefits along with financial returns. Fund managers included in the IA 50 2013 manage a combined $10.8 billion in assets within the impact investing market.
“For several years, interest in impact investing outpaced opportunities for mainstream investors to participate,” said Jed Emerson, Chief Impact Strategist of ImpactAssets. "The IA 50 was designed to help convert interest into action by showcasing funds with expert management and solid track records.”
The IA 50, now in its third year, is the first publically available database of private debt and equity impact investment fund managers. It includes a purposefully broad range of organizations including traditional investment firms as well as emerging specialists, and can be filtered based on criteria including asset class, focus area and impact metrics. The selection committee was chaired by Jed Emerson and included experts from The CAPROCK Group, Eirene, Haas Business School, Labrador Ventures, Toniic, and UBS.
“The desire to invest in ways that deliver social benefit as well as financial return is widespread and well-documented,” said Liesel Pritzker Simmons, Co-Founder and Principal of Blue Haven Initiative and member of the IA 50 selection committee. “The modern marketplace for facilitating these investments is in an exciting phase of growth; impact investing is taking its place as a standard financial portfolio option.”
The IA 50 is not an index or investable platform and does not constitute an offering or recommend specific products. It is a not a replacement for due diligence. In order to be considered for the IA 50 2013, fund managers needed to have at least $5 million in assets under management, more than 3 years of experience with impact investing and demonstrated commitment to impact. Additional details on the selection process are here: www.impactassets.org/impactassets-50/review-and-criteria.
ImpactAssets is a nonprofit financial services firm that increases the flow of capital into investments that deliver financial, social, and environmental returns. ImpactAssets’ donor advised fund (“The Giving Fund”), impact investment notes, and field building initiatives enable philanthropists, other asset owners, and their wealth advisors to advance social or environmental change through investment.
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