Our objective is to produce excess returns for our investors over time, and we believe that we’ve created an incentive system for our portfolio managers that puts investor results first. We believe this alignment between investors’ interests and our compensation demonstrates our recognition that ESG principles matter not only in the way we invest but also in the way we run our business.

Aperture aims to always put its investors first and this philosophy carries through our business, from the way we structure our incentive system to the way that we invest. We believe that, over time, careful consideration of responsible investment factors may improve outcomes for our investors and we are committed to integrating ESG factors into the research process in a thoughtful way. These factors may vary depending on investment themes, asset classes, and investment philosophies. We do not believe in standardized ESG frameworks and “one size fits all” approaches, so we deliberately give our investment teams autonomy and discretion in their investment processes.

To that end, we are excited about our collaboration with PRI the UN Global Compact, and the Investor Stewardship Group.

Sustainable Proxy Voting

The main purpose of our proxy voting is to promote and protect the rights and interests of our investors as shareholders. In furtherance of that goal, we have transitioned from our third-party proxy provider’s traditional proxy voting guidelines to guidelines that take into account sustainability concerns.

Aperture ESG Video Series

1. ESG is from an investment perspective

As part of Aperture's ESG efforts we continuously evaluate our decisions and their impact on the world around us. In this episode, how to look at ESG from an investment perspective

2. What does it mean to look at a company from an ESG point of view?

What does it mean to look at a company from an ESG point of view? And what kind of behavior do investors want companies to exhibit? The Aperture investment teams and CEO Peter Kraus share their thoughts...

ESG at Aperture