Initiatives: we join forces for a world worth living in

We are involved in sustainable initiatives, academic collaborations and key industry associations to make a positive contribution to society. 

SI Initiatives

In the spirit of sustainable investing, we are committed to the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI). We are signatories to the United Nations PRI initiative, the Global Investor Statement on Climate Change 2014 and the Montreal Carbon Pledge. As part of this, Quoniam has committed to regularly disclosing the carbon footprint of the entire portfolio.

Quoniam has been a supporter of Climate Action 100+ since March 2020. This investor initiative is influencing the worlds largest greenhouse gas emitters to take the necessary measures against climate change.

The Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) assesses the readiness of companies to transition to a low-carbon economy. The global, investor-led initiative also lays the methodological and quantitative foundation for ClimateAction 100+.

Since 2020, we have supported the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which sets a reliable framework for the availability and transparency of climate-related data. This is essential for a quantitative asset manager like Quoniam to take into account the opportunities and risks of climate change.

In 2021, we joined the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), the membership body for investor collaboration on climate change. The IIGCC is the joint voice of investors taking action for a sustainable future. The initiative’s mission is to mobilise capital for the low-carbon transition and to ensure resilience to the impacts of a changing climate by collaborating with fellow investors, business and policy makers.

Quoniam officially joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative in 2021. By joining, we commit that our portfolios will be carbon neutral by 2050 or earlier.

CEO statement on the initiative:

´Combatting the climate crisis will require changes from all of us, as individuals, single firms, and as an industry. As a quantitative asset manager, we have a responsibility to solve the investment challenges that matter, not only for our stakeholders, but also for the planet. Quoniam is committed to support the transition to a low-carbon economy, and we are proud to join our peers to pursue the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative – for a better tomorrow.´

Nigel Cresswell
CEO, Managing Partner

Deutsche Börses initiative aims to maintain a sustainable infrastructure in the Frankfurt financial centre. Quoniam supports the efforts associated with this.

Quoniam has been a signatory of the Charta der Vielfalt e. V. since March 2020. The aim of the initiative is to advance the recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the working world and to create a working environment free of prejudice.

Quoniam is actively involved in international social projects in cooperation with the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). We have realised the following projects together so far:

2016/2017: Female Mortorcycle Mechanics and Solar Technicians (Ghana, fully funded)

The programme could train 350 women in solar and motorcycle technology and find 250 women permanent jobs by 2019.

2018/2019: Ensuring transferability and sustainability of technical skills in natural-based industries (Kenya)

This project in Kenya has provided the local population with technical training in industries based on natural resources. 

2020/2021: Global Business Accelerator – promoting women export entrepreneurs (South Africa)

The initiative supports women entrepreneurs in South Africa as they enter international markets, providing information and networking.

Academic Cooperation 

Since 2017, there has been a research cooperation between the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and Quoniam. The aim is to promote the interlinking of practice and scientific research in asset management. Once a year, Quoniam awards a prize to the best presentation of the results of the student research teams of the Chair of Asset Management.

For many years, Quoniam has been a supporting member of the Centre for Financial Research (CFR) at the University of Cologne, which conducts independent, applied research in the field of financial markets.

Industry associations

Quoniam is a member of the BVI (Bundesverband Investment und Asset Management e. V.), the association for the German investment industry.

The Investment Association represents investment managers in the UK. We are a member because of our London office. 

Quoniam supports the Transparency Code of the English Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS). To this end, we provide the LGPS with defined data in order to make the costs of a portfolio even more transparent.