FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Minneapolis, MN, November 2, 2017 – Magni Global Asset Management LLC (Magni) announced that CEO Kurt Lieberman was a featured panelist at the All in for Impact 28th Annual SRI Conference, November 1-3 in San Diego, CA. The conference was attended by more than 800 financial services professionals.
Lieberman, along with two other panelists, spoke on the topic of governance in a session entitled Stewardship, Sustainability, and the Metrics of Materiality. The session explored how stewardship can help lead to long-term value creation for corporate stakeholders and the ways it should be reported to demonstrate success. “As client demand for sustainable, responsible and impact investment (SRI) continues to grow, it’s important that we advocate for more insight into portfolio construction considerations including ESG incorporation and shareowner advocacy,” says Lieberman.
The SRI Conference serves thought leaders and investment professionals working in ESG, Shareowner Engagement, and Impact Investing.
About Magni Global Asset Management
Magni Global Asset Management LLC is the leader in country-level research on corporate governance. Magni developed the Sustainable Wealth Creation principles, based on widely accepted economic concepts, by researching the accounting, legal, regulatory, adjudicative, and economic infrastructures of countries. Its extensive database goes back more than 15 years and contains analysis on countries across 280 qualitative factors. The Minnesota-based research and asset management firm believes Countries Matter™ when investing internationally; Magni scores and ranks investible countries on their ability to provide an environment conducive to effective corporate governance. Magni uses this information to construct investible portfolios using its proprietary Country Selection Technique. Portfolios built using this process have demonstrated absolute and risk-adjusted outperformance.
Magni’s offerings are divided into two product lines: Country Governance and Company Governance. The country-level portfolios are available as investible products, model portfolios, and indexes. The company-level portfolios are available as investible products and model portfolios. The Company Governance products are also available with the addition of religious guidance in the Corporate Governance model (e.g., Catholic Values Portfolios and Islamic Stewardship Portfolios). Indexes based on Corporate Governance are planned, but not available yet.
Brad Hanson, Managing Director
Laura Gideon, Managing Director
Magni Global Asset Management