Bramfort Financial is a global systematic investment manager. Our centralized research focuses on the development of advanced quantitative techniques for uncovering market opportunities and employs them within a disciplined framework that results in efficient exposures.
With a robust infrastructure and talented investment professionals, Bramfort offers clients the scale of a large asset management firm, with the benefits of a versatile investment platform - flexibility and customization. Our firm is able to offer institutional and retail investors the essential building blocks for today's changing investment landscape.
Our sustainability commitments, principles and ambitions apply across the investments we make as an asset manager and asset owner, and to our own business operations
We are a trusted fiduciary of client assets.
We give back to the communities in which we work and live.
We integrate environmental, social and governance information into our analysis and decision-making across our investment teams and business lines.
We are active stewards of the entities in which we invest; this goes hand-in-hand with our active investment approach.
ESG is ingrained in our business activities through our corporate responsibility program. This includes our Bramfort Social Impact philanthropic program, as well as our focus on diversity, equity and inclusion across our business.
Our dedicated resources help develop and deliver our sustainability and ESG strategy, policy, partnerships, research, training and reporting.
We are a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment, a member of the United Nations Global Compact and Climate Action 100+, and public supporters of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. We work to advance the missions of these industry partnerships.
Our Sustainability Committee consists of senior
business leaders and is tasked with supporting
sustainability strategy execution.
Our Sustainability Working Groups focus on long-term strategic projects and regularly meet and report to the Sustainability Committee.
Bramfort is a tightly knit group working together with management teams toward common goals. We have more than 70 investment professionals, including 24 partners with an average tenure at Bramfort of more than a decade. This allows us to devote substantial time to our investors.
Our objective is to work with portfolio company leadership and create a backdrop in which companies can thrive. We encourage management teams to invest alongside us, and our forward-thinking approach and philosophy to leave companies better than when we found them also means that portfolio company employees often choose to invest alongside Bramfort as well.
We believe that people thrive when they are working toward a common and focused goal. We are proud of our transparency and alignment of interest with our portfolio companies and investors. We believe our focus and significant skin in the game allows us to build true, successful partnerships.
At the heart of our business are our partners: the entrepreneurs and management teams we back; the investors in our funds; the advisers and intermediaries we work with; and the banks and other lending institutions to our deals.
We strive to build world-class businesses to generate superior returns for our partners.
We are here to win. We are constantly improving, and are committed to out-thinking and out-executing our competitors. We take on what others dismiss as impossible, and solve the hard problems that others walk away from. This is why we hire the best.
We do things the right way, without compromise, the first time - every time. We are direct, decisive and, above all, accountable. We practice sound judgment and common sense in our actions that conforms to the letter and spirit of the law at all times. We win on the merits, with integrity.
We are driven by a thirst for knowledge. We are constantly learning - from each other and from inspired thinkers around the world. We passionately pursue new ideas, new innovations and new strategies that will strengthen our competitive advantage
We have always believed that we can make a difference in the world through our investments.
As a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), we are committed to the aspirational principles for incorporating ESG considerations into our investment approach.
We have a long history of accommodating client-specific requests and exclusions of certain securities from an investment universe, such as those deemed socially or environmentally undesirable, or operating in regions where human rights abuses are prevalent.
In addition, we are responsible for voting proxies on behalf of clients that have granted the authority to us. We have engaged Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. (ISS), a third-party proxy voting agent, to provide proxy voting research and execution services on behalf of our clients, while we reserve directive control over ultimate proxy voting. Typically, we follow the ISS Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Proxy Voting Guidelines.