Nia Impact Capital has launched its women-led Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) to provide wealth advisers with impact investing and women-focused investment solutions.

Nia Impact Capital, which is founded and led by impact investor Kristin Hull, offers unique public equities strategies to wealth advisors, financial planners, family offices, private and family foundations, and endowments across the US.

The company claims that its flagship portfolio, Nia Global Solutions Equity Portfolio, delivered a 37.59% return in 2017, outperforming the S&P 500 by 15.77%.

The portfolio consists of 45 to 50 publicly traded stocks and allocates capital to companies with diversity in its leadership. The company invests 65% or more of the portfolio in small- and mid-cap stocks.

Hull said: “Nia Impact Capital is the next step in our evolution and is inspired by our mission to create world-class impact investing solutions with an emphasis on women. Our team is focused on supporting wealth professionals to meet the growing interest from their clients to align their wealth and their values.”

Hull has over ten years of experience in impact investing and more than three of investment industry experience. She founded Nia Community Investments, a 100% impact fund focused on social justice and environmental sustainability, in 2010. Prior to that, she served as president and board chair of a family foundation.