Swansea-based Crossing Point Investment Management has been crowned Best ESG Investment Management Company at the UK Finance Awards 2021. This is the company’s second award in four months, having been crowned Best Discretionary Fund Manager (DFM) for the South West and Wales. region at the 2021 Citywire Adviser Choice Awards in September.
Founded in 2018, Crossing Point manages its clients’ investment portfolios using a variety of strategies. Its award-winning Green Path portfolios focus on investments guided by environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.
Crossing Point’s investment strategies are rooted in academic research led by Tomiko Evans, the firm’s chief executive and chief investment officer, and Crossing Point’s chief investment officer, Mike Buckle, who is a professor of finance at the University from Swansea.
The UK Finance Awards, organized by SME News, champion and reward players in the financial services sector who have demonstrated excellence in the industry over the past year.
Now in its third consecutive year, the awards focus on small and medium-sized businesses in the sector. Winners are chosen solely on merit.
Tomiko Evans, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer and Crossing Point Investment Management, said:
“We are delighted to receive this award, which highlights our commitment to providing ethical investment options to our clients. Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and the use of ESG investment criteria to guide investments have become mainstream. There is now overwhelming evidence that sustainable investing can generate returns comparable to traditional investments and offer opportunities for outperformance based on reduced risk. This award recognizes the importance of this growing sector and our place within it.