Investing Responsibly

Investing Responsibly

Overview

We promote responsibility and transparency through our investment decisions, business practices, and our industry affiliations.     

All ESG and Impact Investments

~$18 bn1
AUM

ESG and impact investments are implemented through sustainably themed, socially constructive, and impact strategies.

 

Our ESG Policy provides a framework for how we apply ESG considerations when evaluating investments.

Diverse Manager Investments

$11.8 bn
AUM

 Investing with diverse managers is consistent with our firm’s commitment to diversity as well as our focus on seeking the best possible risk-adjusted investment returns for our clients.

 

Labor Impact
Investments

$0.9 bn

AUM

Our Labor Impact Strategy is founded on the belief that attractive infrastructure investment opportunities are more likely to be unlocked through close partnership among labor, government, and private capital.

Responsible Investing Partnerships

We are proud to be a signatory of PRI.2
We incorporate ESG factors into our investment decisions and influence others. We assist clients and peers seeking to become PRI signatories and provide firm-wide employee training.

In PRI’s most recent assessment in 2020, we received the highest possible rating for our approach to strategy and governance, and for ESG integration in private equity manager selection, approval, and monitoring.
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We are a Founding Signatory of the ILPA Diversity in Action initiative.
We participate alongside other LPs and GPs to take steps to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the industry.
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GCM Grosvenor 2021 Impact Report

Acting and investing responsibly is embedded into who we are and what we do. We continually seek to improve our industry and our communities through responsible investing and business practices, as well as impactful corporate citizenship activities.

Other Areas of Impact

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Inclusiveness is part of our ethos and is woven into our core activities. The diversity of our employees is a driving factor of success and is critical to our ability to create and deliver value to our clients.

GCM Grosvenor Cares

Giving back to our communities is one of our core values. Whether through hands-on volunteering, providing financial support, or acting as board members or mentors, the goal is the same – to make a difference.

AUM as of March 31, 2022.

We define diverse managers as firms in which women or minority professionals account for at least 25% of firm economics.

1 The data regarding ESG and impact investments (and sub-strategies) presented above is based on the amount committed to and invested in investments by GCM Grosvenor-managed portfolios as of the dates above, based on the assessment of each such investment by GCM Grosvenor investment team members. The relevant investments are placed into categories that are generally consistent with the categories presented in the UN PRI Impact Investing Market Map. Primary fund assessments are based on whether a significant part of the expected strategy of the primary fund falls into an ESG category. Co-investment categorizations are based either on categories represented by the co-investment sponsor or the underlying portfolio company. Diverse Manager investments include investments managed by or sponsored by a diverse manager, based on GCM Grosvenor’s definition of a diverse manager, which is determined by thresholds of manager economic ownership by diverse parties (race, gender, sexual orientation, veterans, disabled persons). There is significant subjectivity in placing an investment in a particular category, and conventions and methodologies used by GCM Grosvenor in categorizing investments and calculating the data presented may differ from those used by other investment managers. 

2 GCM Grosvenor conducts its investment management business through its registered investment manager subsidiaries, Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P. and GCM Customized Fund Investment Group, L.P. Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P. became a signatory to the PRI in 2012 and GCM Customized Fund Investment Group, L.P. became a signatory in 2015. In March 2017, GCM Grosvenor became a signatory and replaced the status of the two registered investment manager subsidiaries as PRI signatories.

No assurance can be given that any investment will achieve its objectives or avoid losses.1