The AlphaSimplex Responsible Investing Policy describes AlphaSimplex’s approach to responsible investing and the application of the policy to our investment strategies and overall business.
At AlphaSimplex, we strive to deliver investment success and positively impact clients and colleagues by embracing a thoughtful culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence.
We recognize that Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) considerations may not be applicable to all investment approaches. We believe the incorporation of ESG policies and oversight is a potential opportunity for research and development that may help deliver investment success and positively impact clients and colleagues. Furthermore, it is a natural extension of our core values of innovation, integrity, transparency, and valuing our clients and colleagues. Given that many of our strategies invest only in liquid futures and forward contracts, and utilize indexes rather than individual securities, ESG/responsible investing in the traditional sense is not an option. However, we believe it is aligned with our purpose and core values to research opportunities that incorporate ESG into our investment process while following specific investment guidelines and/or investor constraints.
AlphaSimplex became a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN-PRI) in 2021. The UN-PRI works with an international network of signatories to implement six Principles for Responsible Investment.
AlphaSimplex rents space in a LEED Gold-certified building that tracks and reports greenhouse gas emissions, has a green cleaning program, and is focused on energy efficient operations.