Maycrest Capital Launches Sustainable Version of Its Award-winning Strategy
Maria Davis, co-founder and chief operating officer of Maycrest Capital, reports the launch of an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) equity strategy.
By: Maycrest Capital Inc.
"With our ESG strategy our goal is to deliver a unique approach to ESG investing. Our strategy invests primarily in ESG ETFs sponsored by large investment power houses, like BlackRock or Vanguard. That way, we leverage their resources in determining which companies deserve to be included in an ESG-considerate portfolio," says Davis. "What makes us special is that we use an overlay approach and rely on our proprietary software model when making asset allocation decisions. Our goal is to let the portfolio grow with the market over most of the business cycle and to protect capital when the economy heads towards a recession."
"Incorporating ESG considerations in investment strategies will become more and more a necessity" believes Davis. "Times are changing quickly. The overwhelming worldwide support for Greta Thunberg last year shows that climate change has moved to center stage."
"Investors will demand that the portfolio construction process takes into consideration environmental, social, and governance factors. And why not? Research has shown that investors don't have to give up returns when investing in companies with high ESG ratings or ESG ETFs. ESG investing may even lead to an increase in risk-adjusted returns."
"But the change is not solely driven by investor demand," observes Davis. "CEOs of major Wall Street firms are also taking action in a major way. Take Larry Fink, BlackRock's CEO, for example. He makes it clear that BlackRock's goal is to become the global leader in sustainable investing."
Davis is convinced that BlackRock and other investment firms with a commitment to sustainable investing will be able to swiftly force change, simply through exercising voting power on behalf of their clients and being able to hold board members accountable for their progress on the ESG front.
"We are excited that we can be part of this tidal change and contribute to the progress that is being made in the ESG space."
About Maycrest Capital
Maycrest Capital is a research and asset management firm registered with the Florida Office of Financial Regulation. The firm's focus is to manage assets using the Maycrest Tactical Equity Strategy and the Maycrest Tactical ESG Strategy, which are available through separately managed accounts on the Interactive Brokers' platform. Visit the firm's website www.maycrestcapital.com for more information on the firm, its strategies and performance and to subscribe to the firm's monthly newsletter Macrogram.
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