Impact Management | March 1, 2021

Cornerstone Capital acquired by Pathstone as impact advisory consolidation continues

David Bank
ImpactAlpha Editor

David Bank

ImpactAlpha, Mar. 1 – Pathstone, a $25 billion multi-family office based in Englewood, N.J., will bolster its impact investing capabilities by absorbing the advisory firm led by Erika Karp that manages $1.3 billion in assets.

“We could not have found a better partner to do impact at scale,” Karp told ImpactAlpha. She said eight members of Cornerstone’s team will join Pathstone, where she will be chief impact officer and a member of the executive and investment committees. Terms were not disclosed.

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Recent acquisitions include BlackRock’s billion-dollar acquisition of Aperio, along with Morgan Stanley’s $7 billion purchase of Eaton Vance, which included Eaton Vance’s Parametric unit, which enables the creation of customized indexed accounts focused on sustainability and ESG indicators.

Trillium Asset Management, with $2.8 billion in assets under management, was acquired last year by Perpetual Limited, an Australian financial services firm.