Equity flare has made a firm commitment to being a responsible investor
and to actively consider clients’ sustainability objectives.
A Responsible Investor
We are aware of the challenges facing the natural environment and believe that financial markets have an important role to play in creating a more sustainable world. We believe that the allocation of capital can affect society and the environment, and we aim to play a positive role in this change.
We are conscious that we do not operate in isolation and that the way we invest or manage our assets might impact, positively or negatively, environmental and social sustainability objectives. If we invest in a responsible manner, our partners, colleagues and clients can all be proud of their association with Equity flare. This is a strong motivation.
As a firm, we aim to act as responsible investors. For us, this means enabling our investment professionals to: consider and integrate ESG risks and sustainability issues in their investment decision-making; acting as good stewards of capital in the way we exercise our voting rights; engage with companies and the wider industry; and communicate and interact with our clients on these issues.
The pillars of our approach:
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Our Vision And Values
Equity flare is a leading global alternative investment manager operating complementary, integrated investment groups that invest across the credit, private equity and real estate markets. Equity flare Management’s investment groups collaborate to aim to deliver innovative investment solutions and consistent and attractive investment returns for fund investors throughout market cycles.
Equity Flare Believes
As a catalyst for shared prosperity and a better future, we strive to lead the alternative investment industry, both in terms of generating returns and make a lasting positive impact.
Our growth in becoming one of the largest alternative investment managers is aligned with this vision and is a testament to our shared values, experienced management team, and focus on performance and high-quality investor base, which includes large pension funds, insurance companies, banks and private banks, sovereign wealth funds and university endowments.
As trusted stewards, our mission is to invest to help businesses flourish and create enduring value for all of our stakeholders. We provide flexible capital to established businesses in the credit, private equity, real estate and secondary markets.
The Equity flare Advantage is that these distinct but complementary investment groups, with approximately $5 billion of assets under management, collaborate to leverage the power of the firm’s platform to aim to deliver innovative solutions and attractive risk-adjusted returns. We believe the synergies from this multi-asset strategy provide our professionals with insights into industry trends, access to significant deal flow and the ability to assess relative value.
Whether it’s protecting and growing the capital of our Limited Partners, creating long-term value for our shareholders or aligning our interests with business partners, our team focuses on driving shared success.
Built upon the fundamental principle that each group benefits from being part of the broader platform.
Since our inception in 2016, we have adhered to a disciplined investment philosophy that focuses on delivering compelling risk-adjusted investment returns throughout market cycles.
We strive to maintain a consistent credit-based approach that targets well-structured investments in high quality businesses and real estate assets.
Our fiduciary responsibility to our investors lies at the very heart of all that we do. Now, more than ever, fulfilling that obligation requires us to also consider our responsibility to a wider range of stakeholders in our companies and communities. Investing responsibly is smart business and is critical to our ability to manage volatility and unlock value.
Our people oversee investment into the communities in which they live and work. Leveraging the strength of our global platform, we use local relationships and knowledge to deliver investment opportunities and value for our partners.
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Driving investment performance -
Our asset managers come from a diverse range of backgrounds but share a passion for solving problems and building businesses. We use a balance of experience and foresight to help businesses focus on what’s important. Using our System 7 Asset Management Framework, our teams work with portfolio company management teams to drive improvements – across operations, financials and ESG.
Understanding and engaging with stakeholders: Identifying key stakeholder relationships and create positive two-way dialogue for mutually beneficial outcomes.
Setting strategic vision: Challenging management to define an ambitious and sustainable strategy for the portfolio company aligned with stakeholder and shareholder expectations.
Putting the right leadership in place: Actively assessing management to get the best leadership for each portfolio company, and to ensure succession planning is in place.
Focusing operations: Detailed planning to align management goals with shareholder and stakeholder value.
Optimising capital: Optimal capital structures and funding arrangements taking account of individual risks, regulation and capital expenditure needs of each portfolio company.
Managing risk: Risk assessment and management is central to MIRA’s approach to asset management and is applied across the investment lifecycle.
Clear governance: Clearly defining corporate governance structures and practices to ensure management have operational responsibility and accountability.
Heading the investment chain, asset owners wield enormous power and influence
Asset owners set the direction of markets: the mandates they award to managers determine the objectives that the world’s biggest pools of money are put to. To fulfil their duties to beneficiaries in the 2020s and beyond, asset owners will need robust approaches to investment that acknowledge the effects their investments have on the real economy and the societies in which their beneficiaries live.
THE MULTIPLIER EFFECT OF ASSET OWNERS’ INFLUENCE – ON THEIR MANAGERS, ON POLICY MAKERS AND BEYOND:
Sharing knowledge, reaching new people and supporting development will benefit everyone
EQUITY FLARE SIGNATORIES’ PRESENCE AND PRI EVENT LOCATIONS
A GLOBAL NETWORK
Creating long-term value requires a sustainable global financial system
For investors to fully pursue responsible investing, they need the global financial system that they operate in to be sustainable. The global financial crisis of 2007–2008 gave dramatic and incontrovertible evidence that investors need to play their role in ensuring the stability and sustainability of the financial system on which they rely. Excessive leverage, dealing in complex derivatives and high-frequency trading may benefit some in the short term, but they undermine the resilience of the system as a whole.
The financial system should enable individuals, organisations and governments to reliably store their assets for future use, and should support sustainable economic development by making those assets available for responsible, productive use by others in the meantime. We will work on the parts of the system where we can make a difference – beneficiaries; investors; their advisors and service providers; companies and issuers; securities exchanges; regulators – and will monitor environmental, social, technological, economic and political trends that will continue to reshape the financial system as we work.
WE PUT TO SIGNATORIES MORE THAN 30 ASPECTS OF THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM THAT COULD CONTAIN THREATS TO ITS SUSTAINABILITY, AND THEN PRIORITISED NINE UNDERLYING AREAS THAT WE WILL ADDRESS:
A GROWING NETWORK
The 2017/18 signatory growth rate was, at 22%, the highest
since the 2010/11.
We recruited 69 asset owners in 2018/19, of which 27 were strategic targets, with growth particularly strong in the UK (12 new asset owners), the US (11), the Netherlands (eight) and across Southern Europe (eight). Beyond the traditional public pension funds, new areas of asset owner growth include increasing numbers of corporate pension funds, insurance providers, public treasuries and central banks
Among the new joiners were LGPS Central and National Grid PS in the UK, AG2R (France), Novartis PF (Switzerland), PenSam (Denmark), City of Chicago and Illinois State Treasury in the US, AFP Cuprum (Chile), AFP Prima (Peru), GPF Thailand, AIA (Hong Kong), and Meiji Yasuda (Japan).