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Separate Account Managers in Sustainable and Responsible Investing

Strategy Profile:
Breckinridge Intermediate Tax-Efficient Sustainable Strategy Download as PDF for Printing PDF Download

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About This Strategy - [Return to Top]

Assets Under Management (AUM): $430M (in US$ millions)

Required Minimum: $500,000

Benchmark used: Barclays 1-10 Year Municipal Blend Index

Strategy type: Bond (Fixed Income)

Strategy description: Breckinridge’s Intermediate Tax-Efficient Sustainable Strategy is designed for taxable investors who are interested in emphasizing environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. Employing an intermediate term maturity structure, this strategy is designed for investors who are looking to preserve principal and maximize income. Our fully integrated bottom-up fundamental credit and ESG research is a key driver in security selection. The strategy selectively invests in municipal issuers with above average ESG characteristics and bonds that fund essential environmental, social or economic development projects. Additionally, values-based customizations, such as environmental or religious based themes, are available.

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About The Company - [Return to Top]

Institution Name:
Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Inc.

Approach to Sustainable & Responsible Investment: Breckinridge Capital Advisors is a Boston-based investment advisor specializing in the management of investment-grade fixed-income portfolios for institutions and private clients. Working through a network of investment consultants and advisors, Breckinridge offers municipal, corporate, government and sustainable bond strategies in customized separate accounts. At Breckinridge sustainability is an integral part of our business and investment approach. We strive to provide the highest caliber of fixed-income management, facilitating a sustainable flow of capital from long-term investors to responsible municipal and corporate borrowers. As fixed-income investors, we are forward-thinkers. We seek to assess the reliability of future cash flows and identify future risks. We maintain a long-term focus and view our investments as medium- to long-term commitments. We believe it is our obligation as investors to lead and encourage a shift in focus within the investment community from short-term performance to long-term investing. Long-term investing favors enterprises that are operating in a sustainable manner today with an eye to material issues that may affect their performance in the future. We believe a shift to long-term investing is best achieved by moving beyond traditional financial analysis to a comprehensive assessment of both financial and non-financial environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.

Total AUM in SRI: $$1,139MM as of 3/31/16M (in US$ millions)

Research conducted: Internally

Researcher name: Breckinridge Research

Contact info:
125 High Street, Oliver St. Tower, 4th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
United States
Phone: 617-443-0779
Fax: 617-443-0778
Email: cr@breckinridge.com
Web: http://www.breckinridge.com (Opens in a new window)


Specific Screening Information by Category - [Return to Top]


  • Climate / Clean Technology: Positive Investment
  • Pollution / Toxics: Combination of Positive and Restricted/Exclusionary Strategies
  • Other Environmental: Combination of Positive and Restricted/Exclusionary Strategies


  • Community Development: Positive Investment
  • Diversity & Equal Employment Opportunity: Combination of Positive and Restricted/Exclusionary Strategies
  • Human Rights: Combination of Positive and Restricted/Exclusionary Strategies
  • Labor Relations: Combination of Positive and Restricted/Exclusionary Strategies
  • Sudan: No Investment


  • Board Issues: Combination of Positive and Restricted/Exclusionary Strategies
  • Executive Pay: Combination of Positive and Restricted/Exclusionary Strategies


  • Alcohol: Restricted/Exclusionary Investment
  • Animal Welfare: No Investment
  • Defense/Weapons: Restricted/Exclusionary Investment
  • Gambling: Restricted/Exclusionary Investment
  • Tobacco: No Investment


  • Other/Qualitative: Our strategies indentify and invest in bonds that strengthen education, expand public transportation, promote jobs, produce clean energy, conserve water resources, improve healthcare and support communities. Additionally, as a customized separate account manager, we are able to apply positive and negative screens to align with client values and missions.
  • Shareholder Engagement - Private Dialogue: Conducted with companies on environmental, social or governance issues


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