About Us

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Grounded in fundamentals. Driven by results.

Experienced and specialized investment teams.

Independent thinkers with proprietary investment strategies.

Cornerstone Capital Management is a boutique equity investment firm dedicated to providing successful strategic equity and liquid alternative products to institutional and retail investors globally. Since Cornerstone was founded in 1993, the firm has built itself on a foundation of fundamental principles, independent thinking, and practical application of investment ideas.

At the heart of the firm are three investment teams of talented portfolio managers and analysts with in-depth knowledge of the markets and awareness of global trends as well as a world-class trading team. Through the combination of proven, proprietary investment processes and the talent and expertise of our investment professionals, Cornerstone aspires to deliver the highest quality investment products and service.

Cornerstone is a strategic partner of New York Life, one of America’s oldest and strongest companies, known for its financial strength1 and integrity. Cornerstone is also a sub-advisor to the MainStay Investments suite of mutual funds2.

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Philosophy

At Cornerstone Capital Management, we invest with an independent spirit, old-fashioned integrity, and modern creativity.

Our investment teams focus solely on their individual strategies and are experts in their fields. Each investment team is diverse in thought, background, and experience which creates an environment of healthy debate and discussion. Our teams are supported by industry-leading technology and resources, giving them the tools they need to succeed.

At Cornerstone, our deep-rooted values set the environment for our team members to operate and serve our clients. We have earned–and continue to earn—our clients’ trust by operating at the highest levels of professionalism and integrity, by offering tremendous personalized service, and, of course, by striving to consistently deliver superior investment performance.

Mission Statement

To be the asset manager of choice for investors’ specific needs.

 

  1. Source: Individual third-party ratings reports as of June 2014. New York Life Insurance Company has the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch Ratings (AAA), Moody’s Investors Service (Aaa), and Standard & Poor’s (AA+).
  2. Securities distributed through NYLIFE Distributors LLC, 169 Lackawanna Avenue, Parsippany, NJ 07054, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company.