Commitment to Environmental Causes
Glen Point Capital has partnered with Synchronicity Earth, an innovative, research-driven funder which catalyses conservation action for overlooked and underfunded species, regions and ecosystems. Synchronicity Earth works to identify critical yet somewhat neglected conservation threats in some of the most biodiverse regions on Earth, focusing on interventions that can help to prevent species loss and ecosystem collapse.
Work funded by Synchronicity Earth ranges from captive breeding of Critically Endangered species, through support for community-based protected areas to funding for advocacy and policy development to improve environmental protection. To increase the impact of its funding, Synchronicity Earth develops programmes, partnering and collaborating with others to coordinate action and to bring together a multi-faceted approach to challenges. Its core programmes comprise focuses on amphibians as a class, the Congo basin, freshwater habitats, Asian species and the High and Deep seas.
For further information on Synchronicity Earth’s conservation programmes, please visit https://www.synchronicityearth.org.
Commitment to Social Causes (Education)
Glen Point Capital has established a Scholarship at the University of Cape Town in South Africa to support the tuition fees and living costs of disadvantaged students. The Scholarship is granted on an annual basis to a deserving student within the University’s African Institute of Financial Markets & Risk Management (“AIFMRM”) division, with financial hardship as results from South Africa’s asymmetric political, demographic and economic history constituting a key criterion in the selection of the annual recipient.
The Institute aims to diversify the body of financial practitioners and open the fields of risk management and quantitative finance to people from a range of backgrounds; drive research, shape discussion and promote enquiry; and advance scholarship and develop the next generation of African academics dedicated to rigorous, industry-specific research.
For further information on AIFMRM, please visit https://www.aifmrm.uct.ac.za.
Environmental, Social and Governance Framework (“ESG”)
Applying a full ESG framework to Glen Point’s investment strategies is difficult, given the nature of the instruments in which our Funds trade (e.g. exchange traded futures and options, currencies, derivatives, credit, commodities and ETFs), and in particular our lack of focus on the corporate sector. By supporting work to actively conserve and restore the environment, and provide advanced education opportunities to disadvantaged students, we are committed to making a positive impact at a company level.