Conflicts of Interest Policy
Triodos Investment Management takes measures to mitigate conflicts of interest which may occur from the different roles and responsibilities it has towards the managed funds, the funds investors and the companies in which we invest. We have clear procedures in place containing rules covering situations where (potential) conflict of interests could occur. These procedures are described in our ‘Triodos Policy on Confidential Information, Chinese walls, and Conflicts of Interest’.
Furthermore Triodos IM commits itself to the DUFAS Principles of Fund Governance, which include several provisions on Conflicts of Interest. In line with these provisions and as far as appropriate, a segmentation between investment decisions, settlement of transactions, administration of transactions and control is in place to prevent (potential) conflicts of interests. Triodos IM installed “Chinese walls” to manage the flow of price-sensitive information and other confidential market information. There is an organizational, physical and personnel segregation between the business units to the extent that this is reasonably necessary, relative to their activities. Appropriate information-sharing barriers are in place to prevent dissemination of sensitive market information. No price-sensitive or confidential market information is exchanged between business units other than is required to effectively carry out their work.