Energy is a catalyst for growth

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Bay Street's Lens Of History


Bay Street is a member firm of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the Intentional Endowments Network, and the Due Diligence 2.0 Commitment.

Thematic Portfolios:

  • The Future of Energy : Renewables, EV, Energy Storage

  • Technology : Additive Electronics, Haptic Sensors

  • PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment.

  • Intentional Endowments is the leading mission-aligned investment network for higher education and other endowed institutions.

  • Due Diligence 2.0 Signatories commit to allocate more capital to B IPOC managers, communities, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders.

Sector Allocations

Sector Allocations

Performance as of 12/31/2020

Total Returns1 Month3 Month6 MonthYTD1 Year
Lens of History9.9%24.7%46.8%84.7%84.7%
S&P 5003.7%11.7%21.2%16.3%16.3%

Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than actual data quoted. Call 510.858.1921 or visit for current month end performance. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's share, when redeemed, may be worth more or less that their original cost.

Bay Street Capital Holdings is a registered investment advisory firm located in Palo Alto, California. The firm only transacts business in states where it is properly registered, or is excluded or exempted from registration requirements. Registration does not constitute an endorsement of the firm by the Commission nor does it indicate that the advisor has attained a particular level of skill or ability.

Key Facts

Investment StrategyOpportunistic Smart Beta
Investment Sector BiasesRenewable Energy, Tech
Weighted Beta*1.38
Portfolio ManagerWilliam Huston, AIF CCO
Portfolio Inception06/01/2019
Performance Fees 2%AUM**, 20% Annual Return***
  • * As of 12/31/2020. Future Holdings are subject to change
  • ** Pro-rated monthly
  • *** After a minimum 5% annual return, billed annually

Our Values

Bay Street Capital Holdings is an independent investment advisory, wealth management, and financial firm headquartered in Palo Alto, California. We manage portfolios with the goal of maintaining and increasing total assets and income. Although many advisors may focus on maximizing returns, we place a higher priority on managing total risk and volatility.

Strategy Aim

We typically hold concentrated positions in 20-30 equities that present what we believe to be asymmetric risk/reward opportunities. Because we hold concentrated positions, our portfolio experiences periods of low correlation. Our strategy currently has a weighted beta of 1.38, meaning we accept 38% more risk than the market. For that additional 38% risk, portfolios invested since January 1 have outperformed the S&P by more than 5x for 2020.

Market Cap Breakdown

Large Cap62.5%
Medium Cap29.2%
Small Cap8.3%

top 10 holdings

Squre Inc8%
Tesla Inc8%
Hannon Armstrong S.I. Inc8%
Brookfield Renewable Partnership L.P.5%
Qualcomm Inc4%
Canadian Solar Inc4% Inc4%
Nano Dimension LTD4%
Immersion Corp4%
Atkore International Corp Inc3%

Private Equity Portfolio

Active Portfolio:

Renewable Energy

Economic Empowerment

Investment Process

    An approach where leading or best-performing investments within a universe, category, or class are selected or weighted based on ESG criteria.
    Engagement activities and active ownership through voting of shares and engagement with companies on ESG matters.
    The explicit inclusion by asset managers of ESG risks and opportunities into traditional financial analysis and investment decisions based on a systematic process and appropriate research sources.
    An approach that excludes specific investments or classes of investment from the investable universe such as companies, sectors, or countries.
    Impact Investments are investments made into companies, organisations and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.
    Screening of investments according to their compliance with international standards and norms.
    Investment in themes or assets linked to the development of sustainability.
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