News & Press Releases

Portfolio Management — A Portola Creek Service
Mar 9, 2018

Portfolio Management — A Portola Creek Service

A San Francisco and Santa Barbara Registered Investment Advisor. Our investment approach starts with a macro view of the global economy. The global financial markets possess varying levels of geopolitical risk, so a country’s Governance score really matters. A few of the contributing micro-factors for any country are inflation, interest rates, and GDP growth...Read complete article on medium.

A Peak Inside Portola Creek’s Investment Strategy
Mar 7, 2018

A Peak Inside Portola Creek’s Investment Strategy

Going behind the scenes with our research partner Magni Global Asset Management. Portola Creek’s foreign equity allocations are largely determined by Magni’s country Governance ratings. How can a country’s Governance be measured? How does country’s Governance impact company performance and investing opportunities?...Read complete article on medium.

Portola Creek’s Q4 2017 Quarterly Commentary
Jan 25, 2018

Portola Creek’s Q4 2017 Quarterly Commentary

An Update on Sustainable Finance in Action, the Quarter in Review, our Investment Outlook, and a Peak Inside our Investment Strategy. Last year, the S&P 500 index was up 19.4%, and for the first time on record, it recorded a gain in all 12 months. More than 75% of stocks rose over the span, representing a far broader advance than was seen during the dot-com heydays...Read complete article on medium.

Portola Creek App Is Ready For Download
Nov 19, 2017

Portola Creek App Is Ready For Download

Our continued investments in technology demonstrate our commitment to client service and data security”, says Portola Creek’s CEO Todd Wilson. “Our online portal already delivers the most robust account aggregation, balance sheet, and cash flow analysis capabilities to our clients. In the months ahead, we look forward to bringing all of those tools to the mobile app as well...Read complete article on medium.

Portola Creek is now officially a B-Corp Pending Corporation
Nov 10, 2017

Portola Creek is now officially a B-Corp Pending Corporation

B-Corp status is only obtained by companies that are committed to using their business as a force for good, and which Inc. calls “the highest standard for socially responsible businesses.” We are dedicated to building a business that will sustain its purpose-driven mission. We have taken the first step of incorporating stakeholder’s rights into our legal DNA. Additionally, by completing the...Read complete article on medium.

Portola Creek Q3 2017 Quarterly Commentary
Oct 23, 2017

Portola Creek Q3 2017 Quarterly Commentary

An update on corporate social responsibility in action, the quarter in review, and a peak inside our investment strategy...Read complete article on medium.

San Francisco Impact Investment advisor - Portola Creek, sponsor men's event in Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 25, 2017

An Update on US / World Affairs, and the New Geopolitical Landscape of the Middle East

Portola Creek was the proud sponsor of the Alan J. Wyner Annual Men’s event in Santa Barbara. On a recent gorgeous Sunday afternoon at La Cumbre Golf & Country Club, we gathered for an informative geopolitical discussion and to recognize Ron Fox’s incredible contributions to the community at-large...Read complete article on medium.

San Francisco Investment advisor - Portola Creek, open office in Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 19, 2017

Portola Creek Capital opens Santa Barbara office

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office at 1117 State Street in downtown Santa Barbara. This historic location has a long tradition as the social, economic, and cultural center of the city. We are excited to carry on that tradition...Read complete article on medium.

Values-based Investing Management in ESG companies and bonds - Portola Creek Mission statement short video
May 4, 2017

Conscientious Investing: The Portola Creek Way

Portola Creek Capital recently created a short video “Investing With Your Conscience” to educate investors on the importance of Values-Based Investing with ESG, namely, companies that uphold good practices in regard to the environment, social issues, and corporate governance. Each of us were drawn to this firm on a personal level to impact the investment industry and the future of our world. When we sat down and talked about how to articulate our mission statement...Read complete article on medium.

Sustainable Investing Management - High financial performance for ESG companies
Apr 21, 2017

Demystifying the Link between Values Based Investing and Financial Performance

There is a positive correlation between Environmental, Social, and corporate Governance (ESG) issues and corporate financial performance. In fact, 62.6% of the studies examined in this research report show a link between ESG factors and financial performance. By examining ESG factors, we begin to understand a company’s non-financial risk...Read complete article on medium.

Sustainable Investing Firm Portola Creek Capital Launches
Apr 10, 2017

Sustainable Investing Firm Portola Creek Capital Launches

(San Francisco, CA) The latest entry on the burgeoning sustainable-investing scene is SEC-Registered Investment Advisor: Portola Creek Capital. Studies illustrates a positive correlation between a company’s progress on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues…and stock performance. Portola has a deeply-experienced team of professionals that provide investment management, comprehensive financial and tax planning, decision analysis, counsel to small business owners, and generational wealth transfer guidance...Read complete article on medium.