Philadelphia, PA – March 2, 2023 – Xponance, Inc., a leading, diverse, and 100% employee-owned multi-strategy investment firm, announced today that Marcy Rappaport has joined the firm as Director of Business Development and Consultant Relations. Marcy is responsible for the development and service of new business opportunities through direct investor relationships and the consulting community. She is based in Southern California and reports to Len Oremland, Head of Distribution.
Marcy brings to Xponance more than two decades of experience working with institutional investors and consultants across all asset classes. Most recently, she was the Director of Marketing and Client Relationship Management at LongTail Alpha, a boutique, quantitatively focused firm. Previously, she has held senior relationship management roles at Stone Harbor Investment Partners, BlackRock, and PIMCO. She began her career with Thomson Financial Services and was a member of the Fixed Income team at David L. Babson.
“We are thrilled to welcome Marcy to Xponance in this newly created position. Her depth of experience and knowledge across our industry are invaluable and great complements to our team and business,” said Len Oremland.
In addition to the firm’s investments in talent this year, Xponance is enhancing its investment platform to facilitate greater access to its strategies. The firm has created a Common Trust Fund vehicle for its Yield Advantage Opportunistic Core Fixed Income strategy, which is available to not-for-profit and other tax-exempt entities. A Collective Trust Fund is also in the works for the strategy, as it is for the firm’s S&P 500 Index approach. Xponance has also created an “Implemented” single account structure for its Emerging & Diverse non-US Multi-Manager Equity platform. These efforts make it easier for institutional investors with smaller allocations and / or the need for commingled solutions to work with the firm.
Furthermore, Xponance plans to continue building out its more recently launched platforms and strategies to align with clients’ evolving needs. These include its GP staking subsidiary, Xponance Alts Solutions, LLC (XAlts), its systematic equities partnership with As You Sow, and its fintech manager research subsidiary, Aapryl. These and other efforts support the firm’s overall mission to source alpha from talented and diverse investment professionals, whether through emerging and diverse manager relationships or investing in companies that support DEI efforts.
“As we enter a year of continued volatility, I’m proud to expand our ability to deliver intelligent solutions to asset owners across the investment landscape through our new fixed income vehicle and growing lineup of strategies,” said Tina Byles Williams, Xponance Founder and CEO.
Xponance is a Diverse, Woman-led and 100% employee-owned multi-strategy investment firm founded by Tina Byles Williams in 1996 ($12.1B AUM as of 9/30/22). We offer global and non-U.S. equity investment strategies through a multi-manager construct that harnesses the investment edge and focus of entrepreneurial, emerging & diverse managers in a tested strategic framework. Our proprietary due diligence process and seeding of capacity constrained strategies is designed to generate sustainable alpha for our clients. As a direct equity manager, Xponance creates and manages systematic, risk-controlled, active and passive strategies that include the exclusive use of specialized ESG / DEI company ratings. Our active U.S. fixed income strategies span the maturity spectrum and provide an income “advantage” and downside protection through the ownership of differentiated off-benchmark securities. The firm’s Alternative subsidiary (Xponance Alts) is focused on GP Staking and Seeding efforts for diverse & emerging Private Equity & Debt, Real Estate and Infrastructure managers. Aapryl, a Fin-technology subsidiary of Xponance, provides a web-based manager performance analytics and portfolio risk management platform that empowers investors to improve portfolio performance.