From Kirsten Bischoff, Opalesque New York:
Launched in July 2009, Stamford, Connecticut-based Green Science Partners LP manages a long/short equity fund focused on the green/clean tech industry. The team behind the launch built the firm with a four-part focus on Investments, Operations, Client Service & Marketing, and Business Management.
“We felt that we needed to build a culture of transparency which emphasizes compliance and regulatory standards, particularly following Wall Streets’ near death experience” says Chris Tagatac, Chief Marketing Officer at Green Science Partners.
In the current asset-raising environment most newly launched vehicles are funded by the managers’ personal assets. Even securing ‘friends and family’ allocations is a much tougher proposition than it was two years ago. Finishing their first six months at year-end 2009 with performance gains of +18% (net), the team at Green Science has ramped up its asset-raising activities. In addition to meeting various types of investors they also hope to attract the attention of seed funds that are putting allocations to work early in the recovery.
Investor knowledge of environmental investing is evolving….
Even over the course of their first six months, the team has witnessed the growth in investor knowledge and interest in green/clean tech investing. Within the US, recent events have made economic growth i......................
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