Titan Partners with Flat World to Fill an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Gap in the Hedge Fund Market
Titan Advisors (“Titan”) and Flat World Partners (“Flat World”), an institutional advisory and asset management firm focused on sustainable investments, have created a partnership aimed at filling an ESG gap in the hedge fund market. Together, we will build solutions that accelerate the flow of capital toward high-quality managers who effectively and transparently integrate ESG principles into their investment research process and exhibit strong values as a firm.
“We’re thrilled to team with Titan Advisors and collaborate on solutions designed to move the hedge fund industry forward,” said Anna-Marie Wascher, Founder and CEO of Flat World Partners. “For too long hedge funds have lagged their peers in promoting positive social and environmental values within the workplace and investment processes, and we aim to set new standards for the industry and investors.”
Titan will apply its institutional hedge fund research and portfolio construction process in order to identify highly talented managers and build an alternatives portfolio with diversified risk exposures. Flat World will conduct deep and integrated ESG manager assessments based on industry and sector positions, providing guidance for ESG compatibility at the portfolio and business management levels. This partnership seeks to target additional alpha through investment process and risk analysis of ESG issues within each manager’s proven strategy.
The partnership focuses on creating new benchmarks for hedge funds at both the firm and portfolio level. Specifically, we seek opportunities to increase the implementation of ESG investment research such as climate risk assessments, while at the same time improve diversity and gender pay gap figures. We believe this multi-faceted approach will separate the authentic managers from those simply looking to appeal to growing investor interest in sustainable funds.
“As institutional investors increasingly adhere to their stakeholders’ demands for their values to be reflected in their investments, the managers they work with are being forced to evolve,” said George Fox, President of Titan Advisors. “We’re excited to team up with a firm such as Flat World that shares our forward-looking approach, to develop a first-of-its kind strategy aimed at providing institutional-quality offerings for investors to allocate toward managers with proven track records and approaches to ESG integration.”
To learn more about our ESG partnership and portfolio, please contact our Marketing team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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