Years of Experience: 30
Role: Founder, Managing Partner & Portfolio Manager
Prior Experience: State Street Global Advisors; Strong Capital Management; HR Block; Edward Jones Education: B.S. University of Wisconsin
Years of Experience: 31
Role: Founder, CIO & CEO
Prior Experience: AllianceBernstein; INVESCO; Janus Capital; Lehman
Education: B.S. Pennsylvania State University; Pepperdine Graziadio Business School; Stanford Law School
William O'Connor, CFA
Years of Experience: 42
Role: Director of Research
Prior Experience: BMO Asset Management; M&I Asset Management
Education: B.S. Santa Clara University; MBA University of Wisconsin
Since our founding, we have focused on serving clients who appreciate individualized account management, our philosophy of diversification and a high level of personal service. We have the experience and investment capabilities to meet the needs of a diverse client base.
- Family Offices
- Public Funds
- Taft Hartley
- Religious Organizations
- Financial Institutions
We understand the concerns of institutional investors, starting with your need to develop a deep understanding of our investment strategies and their ability to generate future returns.
As a partner, we respect and share your desire for transparency, and have built a client service model capable of meeting your expectations for communication, risk management, and client reporting.
Private Market Scan and Deal Screening
Capital Innovations maintains a proprietary database of investment managers that tracks major infrastructure sectors, natural resource sectors and real estate sectors. Capital Innovations utilizes a highly customizable alternative asset class tracking system. Capital Innovations tracks what managers are currently in the market and when managers will be coming back to market.
Through this process, each potential investment is initially screened for factors such as strategy, value proposition, peer universe comparison, terms, and potential portfolio ﬁt. Capital Innovations applies strong fundamental viewpoints and in-depth quantitative analysis to evaluate and rate products according to a myriad of factors. Capital Innovations’ process is a clear reﬂection of Capital Innovations’ operational and research standards and consists of two main stages:
Initial Rating with the Capital Innovations InSight™ Process
First, the Capital Innovations InSight™ process, which uses Capital Innovations’ proprietary model, analyzes available investment manager data and rates each product according to seven factors: business, staff, investment process, investment risk, performance, terms/conditions, and operations. The Capital Innovations InSight™ process applies a quantitative framework around the fundamental insights Capital Innovations believes indicate investment opportunities which may be well-positioned to ultimately add value going forward.
This initial review process allows Capital Innovations’ research professionals to quickly identify investment products with the strongest potential of ultimately obtaining a “buy” rating after Capital Innovations’ due-diligence process concludes. Products that receive an above-average rating may move on to Capital Innovations’ full due diligence and rating process. We note a qualitative override of the process result can move a selected product into the next phase of our research process. Overrides typically occur when the data does not match a fundamental understanding of a product (e.g., a newly offered product from a well-established, highly regarded manager)
We established Capital Innovations in 2007 so our clients may have access to a nimble boutique Real Assets focused manager with the benefits of a stable global platform built on our core principles.
- 100% employee owned 51% female owned
- Effective transparent corporate governance
- Low ego long term client centric focus
- Home grown investment team
- Enduring client partnerships
- Analytical idea driven culture
- Experienced professionals
Institutional investors can rely on Capital Innovations to meet all challenges energetically, from defining optimal strategies and evaluating risk to managing costs.
You will find our professionals to be fully committed to your interests, creative in identifying opportunities to meet your objectives, and meticulous in their attention to detail.
As a financial services firm dedicated to helping people live better lives by making financial expertise broadly accessible and effective, Capital Innovations is committed to continually strengthening diversity and inclusivity, in our workplace and our communities. We believe that building and sustaining this culture is both the right thing to do and a business imperative.
Being transparent with respect to diversity and inclusion efforts is vital for any organization. But it has taken on even greater importance in the past year with global and cultural events moving us to reflect on our priorities and the values most important to us. As always, we have a responsibility to identify the need for and to create positive change.
With that pledge in mind, we are developing our first Diversity and Inclusion report, which you may download here, and are disclosing our workforce demographic data. We know we must do more and that good intentions must be paired with actions, accountability, and outcomes. We have been actively listening to and learning from our associates, customers, and industry partners.
These engaging and sometimes difficult discussions have propelled us to commit to five focus areas that we believe will engender further positive change for our organization:
You can read more on our five focus areas in our forthcoming report, as well as details on the initiatives we are executing to support them, including a program focused on creating visibility, exposure, and advocacy across our underrepresented associate communities, especially female, Black, and Latinx associates. Guiding us on this journey is our new Diversity and Inclusion Senior Advisor Team, business leaders who are working closely with our Diversity and Inclusion Office to accelerate our efforts across the firm.
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