Serving a Greater Good
FIS Group was formed to act as a catalyst for positive change. We seek to make a difference every day not only by connecting investors with innovative investment strategies and research but also by giving back. We organize and support impactful initiatives designed to foster financial literacy, democratize access to capital, and invest in the communities we serve.
A Good Measure
A Good Measure Foundation supports individuals and organizations that educate youth and work to improve the lives of impoverished or marginalized women and children. Founded by FIS Group in 2006, the foundation supports impactful initiatives, including a financial literacy program serving 40 to 120 middle school students at a local charter school in Philadelphia. While we have and will continue to financially support initiatives that are consistent with our mission, our focus is to identify opportunities that provide opportunities for serving by FIS employees in addition to financial support. Therefore, our major initiatives include:
- A partnership with Empify University to provide financial literacy programs to students at the Harambee Institute of Technology and Science in Philadelphia. View an interview with Empify’s founder, Ashley Fox on The Street, “A Young Wealth Builder Falls and Recoups it All Like a Queen.”
- A partnership with Broad Street Ministries to sponsor meals for homeless. In 2016, the foundation sponsored meals for the homeless for a full week. FIS’ers also had the opportunity to serve the homeless lunch during one of those meals, feeding 170 people in that sitting alone.
To participate effectively in our global economy, young people must learn to think critically and choose responsibly in their decisions as savers, investors, consumers, and members of the workforce.
In 2006, we launched the FIS Group Financial Literacy Program, an initiative designed to provide engaging and effective pathways to financial literacy and the development of skills essential to personal economic success. The program currently supports the Harambee Institute of Science & Technology Charter School in Philadelphia and seeks to improve financial literacy among students. The program incorporates rewards and incentives designed to reinforce the value of diligence, budgeting, saving, and investing. Over the course of the year, classroom lessons increase in complexity and are reinforced through active learning experiences, transaction simulations, and role-playing. FIS Group also hosts students’ onsite at their headquarters in Philadelphia for real world exposure and experience in the investment industry.
For the 2016 through 2017 grade 7 class, FIS Group hosted the students at our offices in Philadelphia to gain real world exposure and foster mentorship with FIS’ investment professionals. FIS also sponsored and accompanied the students on a trip to New York City where they participated in a Wall Street scavenger hunt. During this scavenger hunt, FIS’ers taught students the origins of Wall Street, the importance of the Federal Reserve and New York Stock Exchange, and the significance of the 2011 Occupy Wall Street camp out in Zucotti Park.
Funding for the program is provided by FIS Group’s 501(c)(3) affiliate, A Good Measure Foundation.
FIS Press News
Press Release PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 29, 2018 – FIS Group, a manager of U.S. and global developed, emerging and frontier markets equity portfolio strategies, today announced that it has been recognized with Top Guns status by Informa Investment...read more