Quotient Unveils ESG Strategy

February 3, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Quotient Investors, an institutional equity manager, has launched a new equity strategy that provides significant exposure to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors and seeks to deliver alpha versus traditional public equity benchmarks.
A company news release said Quotient Sustainable Alpha received an allocation this past December and went live January 1, 2010. Quotient Investors combines the ESG ranks for companies with its own proprietary intra-industry valuation model to arrive at a rank for each stock.

“We’ve met several investors who wanted to have ESG exposure but were skeptical of the returns from passive ESG benchmarks or simplistic negative screening” said Andre Bertolotti, CIO at Quotient Investors, in the news release.  “This strategy targets alpha while managing risk versus a large-cap equity benchmark such as the Russell 1000, and provides substantial exposure to ESG.”  

More information is at www.quotientinvestors.com.