Responsible Investment & Corporate Social Responsibility
Our business principles
As an independent and employee-owned company, trust, responsibility and integrity are at the core of our business principles. We aim at conducting all our business activities in a responsible and ethical manner for the benefit of our investors, employees, shareholders, the local community, and the industry.
We strive to offer investment solutions that offer maximum transparency, liquidity and capacity while avoiding unnecessary complexity in terms of modelling and the use of financial derivatives. Consequently, we refrain from investing in less liquid or more complex securities or derivatives. Additionally, we seek to implement our investment program with the least possible impact on each of the markets in which we operate. While Quantica does seek to take advantage of the medium- to long-term price trends, it does not want to be the source of such moves. In fact, we believe that one of our core responsibilities as investment managers is to implement our program with the least possible impact on each of the markets in which we operate. We want to contribute to their efficient functioning by providing liquidity and facilitating price discovery.
ESG factors of our investment decisions
The process for evaluating the inclusion of ESG factors is data-driven and subject to the same rigorous quantitative testing requirements that apply to any other of the firm’s research projects. We do not hold any single stock or corporate debt positions; our investment universe is exclusively composed of the most liquid futures on equity indexes, sovereign bonds, short-term interest rates, currencies and commodities. There is hence no opportunity for Quantica Capital to take any active ownership or to exercise voting rights in any underlying entity.
Quantica recognizes that different investors may have different views about integrating ESG factors into their investment universes. We are committed to providing access to our flagship investment program (the QMF Program) through a wide array of investment solutions, from commingled funds to separately managed accounts.
Finally, as we are driven by continuously improving and challenging our fully systematic investment process, we are similarly committed to continuously improving and challenging our responsible investing principles. We actively engage with clients, peers and relevant industry bodies (such as PRI, SBAI and AIMA) to embrace and promote best practices, innovations, and developments for the benefit of all our stakeholders.
Quantica is a Carbon-Neutral company
Being a carbon neutral company means that the carbon emissions of our company are being calculated annually and fully offset on the basis of internationally recognized standards by supporting certified carbon offset projects.
Together with ClimatePartner, we are calculating and monitoring our corporate carbon footprint on an ongoing basis. In doing so, we take into account carbon emission sources such as energy and heating, but also business travel, office supplies and any emissions caused by our company.
The calculation and review of our corporate carbon footprint is performed every year and certified by ClimatePartner. The annual assessment allows us to measure our progress in reducing our carbon footprint and identify areas with further improvement potential.
Any emissions that we cannot avoid are offset by supporting a climate protection project from the ClimatePartner portfolio. All climate protection projects are certified according to international standards and promote the achieving of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). In 2022 for instance, we decided to support a dual forest protection project that promotes mountain forest protection in Switzerland and forest protection in Brazil & Colombia.
You may track our climate neutrality and verify our label as a "climate-neutral company" via the ClimatePartner-ID-Tracking (ClimatePartner ID: 19739-2206-1001).