Our Strategies.

Investment Solutions Offering

Portfolio Management

V-Square's experienced portfolio management team has a proven track record managing index portfolios (plain vanilla, thematic, risk-premia and ESG) across developed, emerging and frontier markets; bringing together specialized expertise and thought leadership. With nearly 2.961 million indexes available globally, we understand the complexity asset owners and intermediaries experience in selecting the right benchmark to reflect their strategic or tactical asset allocation model.

We believe in the importance of selecting an asset manager who understands the nuances of benchmarks and possesses ESG research acumen along with the ability to customize and innovate to achieve the investors targeted exposure. We manage passive, risk premia and customized strategies in both separate client accounts and pooled funds. Our portfolios seek to provide efficient market exposure while integrating sustainability and closely tracking the standard or customized ESG indexes that institutional or intermediary investors may select.

1Source: Index Industry Association (IIA), 2018

Proprietary First-To-Market Strategies (Passive)

US Equity Stakeholders
All Cap US Equity Quality Factor + Human Capital
World ESG Materiality and Carbon Transition
Global Equity Materiality + Climate
Sustainability Global Equity Infrastructure
Global Equity Infrastructure Quality Factor + Materiality + Climate

Other Index Strategies

Standard (Passive) Sustainability Equity Large and Mid-Cap US
All Cap US
Global (World Developed)
International (ex-USA and Canada)
World (Developed + Emerging Markets)
Sustainability Fixed Income Ultra-Short Duration
Short Duration
Long Duration
Cash Cash Management
Customized Custom strategies are available upon request.

Investment Process

We offer portfolio management and trading platform capabilities to match the risk and return characteristics of index-based and customized indexes. Our quantitative tools allow us to access cost-efficient, transparent, liquid, and scalable exposure. In our customized solutions, we take pride in involving you in our disciplined, iterative process to align desired investment objectives within a rigorous risk-controlled framework.

V-Square focuses on consistent performance and, for passive investing, we seek to minimize the tracking-error by making skillful decisions (corporate actions, tax reclaims, transaction cost optimization, etc.) to achieve efficient outcomes.

We offer three types of investment solutions

ESG-Aligned Market Beta
and Customized Solutions

Obtain beta exposure aligned with your ESG investment goals.

When it comes to ESG, we understand that there is no one-size-fit-all approach. We work to understand our clients’ ESG investment goals and, we subsequently optimize the portfolio to align with their ESG values, while maintaining an exposure to their desired beta within the risk tolerance set parameters.

Align and impact.


Proprietary ESG Strategies
using our Squared Score™

Research-informed proprietary strategies in collaboration with academia, data providers and asset owners

Recognizing the critical value of scientific research and risk, and policy analysis into our investment process, we joined the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global change and partnered with leading ESG data providers to enhance our investment decision making. We also collaborate with asset owners as they are the primary stakeholders.
We incorporate our proprietary ESG insights into our investment processes across a wide array of asset classes.
We leverage the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) materiality framework to measure a company’s business operations and governance relative to industry-specific ESG issues likely to affect a company’s financial performance; material issues vary across sectors and industries.

Delivered in rules-based factor investing strategies.

Factors available to combine with:


Beta and Smart Beta Strategies
(Passive non-ESG + Active Ownership)

Beta or Smart Beta replication

Although without necessarily having any ESG factor intentionally incorporated in those investment processes, we offer our portfolio management and trading platform capabilities to manage your desired strategies.

Impactful voting

Via our curated proxy-voting policy that focuses on ESG issues that we have identified as being critical for companies’ long-term value.

Active ownership

We partnered with Arkadiko Partners, a renowned sustainability and strategic consulting firm, to design an active ownership program targeting a set of issues covering materiality, climate change, human capital & technology and governance


Our Managed Account Platform

Our investment strategies start with embedded research and intentionality. Investors are involved in our disciplined iterative process to align desired investment objectives within a rigorous risk-controlled framework.

V-Square MAP offers:

  • Low minimum asset requirements per account
  • Cost efficient portfolio implementations
  • Customizable and Tax-aware strategies
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Cost-efficient, transparent,
targeted exposure

V-Square MAP offers separately managed account (SMA) rooted in research and intentionality. Investors are involved in our disciplined iterative process to align desired investment objectives within a rigorous risk-controlled framework.


We intentionally redefine the investment universe by looking at truly granular companies' valuations information and material ESG signals in the larger universe initially contemplated.


We thoughtfully design investable strategies that employ a systematic rule-based approach while pursuing the stated investment objective. Risk management is embedded at every step of the process, ensuring adequate and intended exposures to the various risk factors, including ESG risk factors.


We implement our approach transparently and efficiently, seeking to mitigate the erosion of returns caused by explicit and implicit transaction costs.

How to Invest

1. Select Your Bespoke Strategy

Select an investment universe as well as focused sustainability themes. We work with you to craft a bespoke strategy in line with your investment's objectives, risk constraints and sustainability goals.
We currently offer licensed or custom benchmarks, proprietary strategies or a combination of.

2. Open an Account

With a qualified custodian. Custodians are responsible for safeguarding and holding the securities, and record-keeping; they also offer services such as trade settlement, corporate action processing and foreign exchange transactions. Although V-Square MAP is already set up with Northern Trust (preferred custodian), we can accommodate the choice of a different custodian.

3. We Manage Your Assets

We implement your strategy in a cost-efficient manner, leveraging our extensive market and trading experience and expertise. We run regular performance attribution analysis to not only, provide you with a thorough report, but also to inform our approach.

Investing Reimagined.