Finance Firms Partner to Offer Exclusive Investment Fund for Women

Great business partnerships, Sallie Krawcheck and Pax Investments, are built on mutual respect for a shared vision - investing in companies that embrace gender diversity and women leadership.

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The Power of Women and Investing

I believe in providing investments that help women achieve their goals and support their values.

Bowie, MD (PRWEB) August 05, 2014

Great business partnerships are built on mutual respect for a shared vision. Harris and Harris Wealth Management Group, LLC and Pax Investments have announced a collaboration to offer the pioneering Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund, the first and only mutual fund in the country focusing on investing in companies that are global leaders in advancing women professionally.

“I believe in providing investments that help women achieve their goals and support their values,” said Zaneilia Harris, president of Harris and Harris Wealth Management Group. “This partnership with Sallie Krawcheck and Pax Investments will allow socially conscious women to invest in causes that align with their values.” Krawcheck is a principal of Ellevate Asset Management, a firm that allows investors an opportunity to invest in companies that embrace gender diversity and have a significant proportion of women in executive level positions.

As part of its Morning Cup of Finance Series, Harris and Harris Wealth will also host a teleconference with Mary Anne Majerus-Lambert, vice president of advisor markets for Pax Investments, on August 23, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. Registration open to participants. Ms. Majerus-Lamber will discuss the fund’s investment philosophy, its significance in promoting companies that believe in diversity and positioning women in key management positions.

All investments have risks, but research by Gallup shows when women hold positions of leadership, their companies deliver better performance across a variety of metrics, including returns on equity, sales and invested capital. In addition, they deliver higher returns for their shareholders. Companies cannot afford to ignore 50 percent of the potential workforce and expect to be competitive in the global economy.

The offerings of both Harris and Harris Wealth Management Group and Pax Investments of the Pax Ellevate Global Women's Index Fund reflect the pertinence of this type of commitment to women within the finance industry.

Zaneilia Harris is available for interviews and speaking engagements. For booking, media appearances and/or more information, contact zaneilia.harris(at)hhwealth(dot)com.

About Harris and Harris Wealth: Harris and Harris Wealth Management Group, LLC is a boutique financial advisory firm focused on educating and supporting women and the community to build and transfer wealth. Operating under the belief that in order to impact a community, you must first empower women, the firm’s goal is to help clients achieve financial success by guiding them through major life-changing events such as marriage, divorce, widowhood, and career transition. For more information, please visit http://www.hhwealth.com, follow them on Twitter @hhwealth and “like” them on http://www.facebook.com/HHWealth.

About Pax Investments: Pax World Management LLC, investment adviser to Pax World Funds, is a recognized leader in sustainable investing, the full integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment analysis and decision making. Pax World Funds include the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund (PXWEX), the only mutual fund in America focused on investing in companies that are global leaders in advancing women. Across all of its funds, Pax World withholds support from all-male corporate boards and believes in working with other institutional investors to actively engage with companies to embrace gender diversity on their boards.    

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