Candide Group leverages capital to support the transition away from an extractive global economy to one that is built upon values of social justice and sustainability.
Candide Group was founded by Aner Ben-Ami and Morgan Simon, who have collectively supported over 57 investments in companies and funds over the past five years. We work in close relationship with their clients, including The Libra Foundation, on behalf of members of the Pritzker family. Candide Group is a California State Registered Investment Advisor and is not accepting any additional clients.
Their name, Candide Group, is inspired by the classic French novel, written by Voltaire. Candide is the story of a young man who travels the world and is confronted with overwhelming suffering and injustice. He ultimately returns home and overcomes his powerlessness and despair with a call to concrete, immediate action. The final, famous line of the book is: they must cultivate their garden.
As impact investors, like the character Candide, they struggle every day to understand the nature of good and evil. They prioritize taking action as they attempt to plant the seeds of justice by influencing and organizing capital, alongside others who are working to grow a new economy from the ground up.
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