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BlueSky Investment Management Announces Appointment of Grant Cleghorn as Head of Global Marketing

Press Release – New York, November 16, 2017 – BlueSky Investment Management, LLC (“BlueSky”) announced the appointment of Grant Cleghorn as Partner and Head of Global Marketing. In his new role, Grant will oversee BlueSky sales and marketing including U.S. and International institutional asset owners, family offices and other intermediaries including bank and advisory platforms.

“Having had the privilege to serve on BlueSky’s Advisory Board since the firm’s inception, I have watched BlueSky evolve from a great concept to a true thought leader in ESG integration,” said Mr. Cleghorn.

Prior to joining BlueSky, Mr. Cleghorn was a Partner and Head of Institutional Marketing at Parnassus Investments, where he played a critical role in growing the firm’s AUM from $1 billion to over $15 billion over a six-year period.

“I am compelled by BlueSky’s methodology that ties the financial impacts of ESG factors into a disciplined fundamental value approach. They are integrating the ESG factors unique to each industry which can have financial impact to the company’s bottom line and can ultimately affect stock performance. The team is simply using better information to drive better investment decisions,” said Mr. Cleghorn.

“We have known Grant for nearly a decade and could not be more excited to have someone of Grant’s character and pedigree to lead our growth strategy,” said Bud Sturmak, Founder of BlueSky. Ron Dornau, Portfolio Manager, added “We have admired Parnassus for many years and look to Grant to implement a similar marketing strategy here that will benefit all stake holders.”

The announcement caps an exciting 2017 for BlueSky, including having achieved their one-year performance milestone on October 1st and having been a featured case study in SASB’s ESG Integration Insights in September. Additionally, BlueSky was featured in Emerging Manager Monthly in July. Following two years of empirical research, this past summer, the team trademarked their proprietary ESG Roadmaps™ process which identifies financially material ESG factors by sector and region.

About BlueSky Investment Management

BlueSky Investment Management is a global fundamental value investment management firm, dedicated to active, high quality investing and founded on a process-driven, repeatable approach. BlueSky’s unique investment approach integrates financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into a disciplined fundamental value investing framework. BlueSky’s empirical research culminated in the creation of their ESG Roadmaps™ which identifies the financially material ESG factors unique to each sector and region.

To learn more about BlueSky Investment Management, please visit

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