RockCreek is a leading global investment management firm that applies data-driven technology and innovation to investing. Its portfolio managers invest in emerging markets and alternatives, and its asset allocation teams invest in multi-asset class and outsourced CIO portfolios and customized solutions. RockCreek’s client base is made up of sophisticated institutional investors, including endowments, foundations, pension plans, and sovereign funds. The firm is highly focused on the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors and sustainable impact across portfolios to generate long-term returns. RockCreek has a culture of diversity, debate, and relentless drive to excel. RockCreek is among the largest woman-founded firms in the world.
Members of the RockCreek team led global investments for the World Bank, including in sustainable impact investments. They were also responsible for managing portfolios totalling as much as $115 billion of traditional and alternative investments including private equity, venture, alternatives and emering markets for a client base that included central banks, pension plans, endowments, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds. Team members also managed an over-the-counter derivatives book as large as $250 billion (notional). While at the World Bank, Ms. Beschloss led the World Bank's energy policy and investments and founded the Natural Gas Group to replace coal in many emerging countries and led the Energy Sector Management Group, focused on renewable energy. Kenneth Lay led the team which created the first "green bond" while Treasurer of the World Bank. RockCreek Senior Advisor Laura Tyson is a member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Board of Directors.
RockCreek’s vision since its founding was to create an institution that would generate long term value for its clients and have a positive, lasting impact. Team members try to be a positive force in their communities through citizenship and stewardship efforts. Many team members are involved in public service. A number of team members are on the boards and investment committees of non-profits. For example, Ms. Afsaneh Beschloss, the Founder and CEO of RockCreek, was a member of the Ford Foundation's Board of Trustees, Chair of its Investment Committee, and a member of the Impact Investment Advisory Group and currently on the World Resources Institute Board and serves as co-Chair of Its Investment Committee.