Our Core Beliefs

Equity Portfolios with Purpose

Index Descriptions

MSCI World Index: The MSCI World index captures large and mid-cap representation across 23 Developed Markets (DM) countries. With 1,649 constituents, the index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each country.

S&P 500 Index: The S&P 500® index includes 500 leading companies and captures approximately 80% coverage of available market capitalization.

Russell 1000 Index: The Russell 1000 index is a stock market index that represents the highest-ranking 1,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index, which represents about 90% of the total market capitalization of that index.

We believe that traditional fundamental securities analysis incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations reduces the overall risk to the portfolio and generates long-term outperformance over traditional equity benchmarks.

We believe entities that act in a manner harmful to the environment, create a negative social impact, or exhibit questionable corporate governance, possess increased risk, are less desirable and more likely to underperform in the long term.

We believe in active management, specifically when considering ESG criteria. A focus on high quality securities through fundamental analysis is the cleanest process to ensure meeting the sustainability/ESG mission and overall investment objective.

We believe track records matter. We and our collaboration partners have a long history of sustainable and ESG investing. 

Our Process

The fundamentals of ESG investing have been the cornerstones of our investment philosophy from the beginning. We construct portfolios with the help of our carefully selected collaboration partners who have a long history in ESG and sustainable investing. 

We believe collecting these skill sets into a single strategy carefully vetted by our experienced team ultimately helps reduce the overall risk of the portfolio while benefiting from several sources of potential alpha. Collaboration Asset Management’s investment team aggregates selected securities through a disciplined portfolio construction methodology that combines both fundamental and quantitative securities analysis. We seek to maximize returns while keeping the risk profile in line with the benchmark and strategy objectives.

Thematic securities sourced from collaboration partners 

Our Strategies

Launched in 2014, the US ESG Strategy invests in US public equity securities utilizing the specialties of clean technology, environmental stewardship, water related investments, ESG integration, and shareholder engagement.

Broadly diversified across approximately 50 securities, the Strategy maintains an annualized tracking error of approximately 3% against the benchmark Russell 1000 Index.

Launched in 2015, the Global ESG Strategy invests in Global public equity securities utilizing the specialties of clean technology, environmental stewardship, water related investments, ESG integration, and shareholder engagement. 

Broadly diversified across approximately 100 securities, the Strategy maintains an annualized tracking error of approximately 3% against the benchmark MSCI World Index.

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Our Impact

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Mr. Knapp serves as Chief Executive Officer for Collaboration Capital. He served most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Chilton Capital Management, of which he was co-founder, in 1996. He was formerly associated with Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. from 1984 to 1995. A stawart believer in the importance of active community engagement and civic leadership on the part of corporate citizens, Mr. Knapp serves or has served as board member and/or in some leadership capacity of the Honors College at the University of Houston, BridgeUp at Menninger, Hermann Park Conservancy, Houston Parks Board, Memorial Park Conservancy, Peckerwood Garden Conservation Foundation, Workshop Houston, Stewardship Council of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, and Advisory Board of Breakthrough Houston. Mr Knapp received a BA from Williams College.

Mr. Rooney serves as Collaboration Capital Asset Management Portfolio Manager. He was co-founder of Piscataqua Capital Management, a quantitative investment advisory practice. Mr. Rooney also served as Managing Director at UBS Global Asset Management. During his tenure at UBS, he was President of DSI International Management (a wholly owned subsidiary of UBS), Head of International Equity, Capability Strategist on Enhanced Equity products, and Portfolio Manager of global, regional and country-specific mandates, including enhanced, active, and long/short strategies. Prior assignments include Research/Portfolio Manager at Standish, Ayer & Wood in Boston, Massachusetts, and Portfolio Manager and Research Director at DSI International Management in Stamford, Connecticut. Mr. Rooney is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society. He received a BA from Providence College and an MBA from New York University School of Business.

Christopher L. Knapp

Chief Executive Officer

George Rooney, CFA

Portfolio Manager

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