Mr. Bingham assisted in the formation and founding of the company after more than a decade managing investment portfolios. Starting in 2000, he developed a unique portfolio management strategy for socially conscious investors at Legg Mason and Citigroup/Smith Barney.
Motivated to help a network of social entrepreneurs and philanthropists who were dissatisfied with the lack of direct positive impact found in mutual funds or screened portfolios, Mr. Bingham changed his emphasis to positive screening. He has found it beneficial financially, socially and environmentally to look for companies that, by their numbers seem to be undervalued by the market, not followed by Wall Street, and with positive stories that meet current problems with long-term solutions.
Mr. Bingham is a Fellow of Economists for Peace and Security (EPS). He is a member of the Investor’s Circle and the Social Venture Network, and, as a social entrepreneur/investor/money manager, draws on broad experience from hands-on management experience at two technology start-ups, one in biological healthcare, and the other a global workflow solution provider.
Mr. Bingham is a Series 7 and Series 66 licensed investment professional, with a background in philanthropy. In the seventies and early eighties he was a founder of a mixed use residential community with special needs students and apprentices, raising approximately $1M to fund a start up furniture production, farm and housing. His understanding for the ecology of how things work was also schooled by 10 years of work as a trained bio-dynamic farmer in the 70’s and 40 years of marriage, with five grown children and four granddaughters. His training in Gestalt Psychology may also help in understanding the psychology of the market! He attended Groton School, Yale University and Emerson College in England. He is working on two books and writes regularly for The Huffington Post.