Release Date: 08/15/2023
Today marked the end of the 2023 Promethos Capital Summer Internship program for five wonderful students!
Our program takes students from all backgrounds, introduces them to the Asset Management industry and puts them into action doing real work with the Investment team. They also benefit from listening to industry leaders who donate their time as guest speakers and likewise, Promethos benefits from the curiosity, energy and dedication of our interns.
Lastly, we look forward to sharing some of their white papers on various interesting and timely investment topics.

Thank you to the Promethos class of 2023 interns!

We encourage our asset management colleagues to reach out to our growing community of Promethos intern alums if you are looking for great candidates to hire!

Promethos Capital has signed the 2022 Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis!

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All Investing Has Impact

Release Date: 06/30/2022

Let’s dispense with the myth that impact investing is a separate category from traditional investing. All investing has impact. The question is not if there is impact but whether an investor takes that impact into account when allocating investment capital. Ignoring impact could be considered negligent investing.

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Star PM: ESG is about mispriced risk not Birkenstocks and organic food

Release Date: 10/25/2019

Promethos Capital's founder and CIO, Ivka Kalus, has swapped a leading fund for a boutique aimed at improving in its investments and the wider asset management industry.

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Podcast – MarketFox interview with Ivka Kalus

Release Date: 09/04/2019

In this no-holds-barred interview, Kalus, who is Chief Investment Officer of Promethos, questions why people ask whether there is enough female talent to reach 30 per cent board quotas but don’t question whether there is enough male talent to fill 90 per cent of board roles, as currently is the case. She is proud to admit that while she is not a Millennial many of her opinions could be classified along those lines. And she sees ESG investing as a work in progress.

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Top Female Investment Manager Starts New Firm

Release Date: 04/16/2019

Ivka Kalus, a recognized leader in international and global equity management and a pioneer in ESG/SRI investing, has launched Promethos Capital. The firm seeks to invest according to client values by using her time-tested risk management process and quantamental, factor-based security evaluation.

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Heavenly Figures: Catholic Fund Tops International Ranking

Release Date: 05/30/2019

nternational markets have rallied hard so far this year, and foreign developed markets are no exception. The MSCI EAFE index gained 9.98% to the end of March in US dollar terms, despite a slight weakening of the dollar.

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Don’t Supersize Me: Smaller Homes for Net-Zero

Release Date: 04/22/2022

Home buyer preferences, building codes and government incentives are at odds with the path to a net-zero carbon economy. America’s residential housing energy requirements contribute roughly 20% of total US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Despite efforts towards energy efficiency and lower embedded carbon, average house sizes in the US and the world are increasing. A glaring example are “McMansions,” ostentatious 3,000+ square foot homes that prioritize size and impressive curb appeal over quality and longevity, and satisfy homebuyer preferences for larger living spaces to accommodate home offices and gyms.

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Greenwashing to Green Virtue

Release Date: 04/22/2021

In honor of Earth Day 2021, let’s accept “Greenwashing” as a natural and necessary step of change and improvement towards a more sustainable future.

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2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record, NASA Analysis Shows

Release Date: 01/14/2021

Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA.

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An Overview of the Environmental Issues in Oceans

Release Date: 9/29/2020

The ocean is essential for both aquatic and terrestrial life because it not only supplies a multitude of food sources for consumption but also provides approximately 50 to 85 percent of the Earth’s oxygen thanks to phytoplankton that photosynthesize sunlight and carbon dioxide.

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Infrastructure Investment and ESG Analysis: A Natural Fit

Release Date: 06/15/2020

The long-lasting economic, social and environmental impacts arising from infrastructure assets are subject to increasing scrutiny from all stakeholders. What do stakeholders look at, and why and how will this scrutiny impact infrastructure investing moving forward?

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Accelerating Climate Resilience

Release Date: 02/24/2020
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Capital responds to climate change despite wavering at Davos

Release Date: 02/22/2020

According to widely accepted climate models, rampant Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are causing global mean temperatures to rise.

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Climate capitalists have serious money in climate-friendly investments

Release Date: 09/19/2019

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Diversity and Social Justice

Social Unrest as Investment Catalyst for Change

Release Date: 06/12/2020

For investors, the pain of social justice denied that we are experiencing now reveals an urgent imperative for incorporating Social Justice and other ESG considerations into capital allocation and investment decision-making.

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Japan’s Womenomics: a Public Policy Experiment in Fast-tracking Diversity

Release Date: 5/3/2020

Womenomics is a catalyst for building a more efficient economy ... delivering results and growing GDP

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Re-entry Women Contribute to Gender Equity, Supporting Company Performance

Release Date: 03/04/2020

Generating opportunities for women and promoting gender equity includes providing opportunities to return to work for those who took time away from work to raise their children, should they choose to do so. Getting women back to a job they enjoy helps reintroduce female talent and skill into the workforce and helps women continue towards leadership positions.

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Intentional Investing Driving a Gender Revolution in Asset Management

Release Date: 02/24/2020
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Doctor Heal Thyself:

Release Date: 01/31/2020

Medicine as a model for how asset management might improve gender diversity

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COVID19 Silver Linings Playbook

PODCAST: Managing ESG Investing and Client Relationships during the Pandemic

Release Date: 04/02/2020

How financial services firms are adapting their business models to the COVID-19 pandemic. Practical suggestions for continuing to service clients and manage investment strategies online through your socially distanced and dispersed advisory practice and/or asset management team.

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COVID19 Silver Linings Playbook: Resilience

Release Date: 07/14/2020

Resilience as an investment factor describes companies with the capacity to adapt in the face of new circumstances and adversity.

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Social Justice Investing as antidote to the growing COVID chasm

Release Date: 05/21/2020

What is Social Justice? We know what it means intuitively, but all definitions center around individual dignity and satisfying basic human needs.

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COVID19 Silver Linings Playbook: Forbearance

Release Date: 04/28/2020

Forbearance is all about buying time: to find a vaccine, to lessen the burden on healthcare, to pay our debts, and to plan for the future. We believe a patient data-driven approach will be the driving force behind future investment returns.

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Covid: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Release Date: 02/27/2020

It is no wonder that global markets are in full-on panic mode and have now corrected almost 10%, giving back the gains of the last four months.

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COVID19 Silver Linings Playbook: Synchronicity

Release Date: 03/27/2020

Today is March 27, 2020. One month ago we wrote in our piece COVID19: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, “Markets hate unexpected bad news, but when the bad news is quantifiable, investors assess impact, react accordingly, and move on.

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