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Comgest

PRI reporting framework 2017

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Outputs and outcomes

LEI 14. How ESG incorporation has influenced portfolio composition

14.1. Indicate how your ESG incorporation strategies have influenced the composition of your portfolio(s) or investment universe.

Describe any reduction in your starting investment universe or other effects.

Our screening consists in establishing a list of exclusions that take place before determining investment universes. Besides, our quality growth investment philosophy is very selective and results in a number of portfolio candidates that is a fraction of the benchmarks to which we compare our funds performances.

Specify the percentage reduction (+/- 5%)

75 %

Select which of these effects followed your ESG integration:

14.2. Additional information.[Optional]

Our very selective initial quality-based screening results in the exclusion of around 75% of the investment universe, depending on the strategy. More or less 50% of quality criteria are related to ESG matters. As a result of Comgest’s integrated investment process, it has been observed for many years that companies in banking, energy, materials, mining, utilities, defense, tobacco and airlines industries are usually absent from or significantly underweighted in our portfolios.


LEI 15. Measurement of financial and ESG outcomes of ESG incorporation

15.1. Indicate whether your organisation measures how your approach to ESG issues in listed equity investments has affected financial and/or ESG performance.

a) Funds’ reputation

Describe the impact on:
Describe the impact
Which strategies were analysed?
Funds' reputation

Which strategies were analysed?

c) Funds’ financial performance: risk

Describe the impact on:
Describe the impact
Which strategies were analysed?
Funds' financial performance: risk
Describe the impact on:
Describe the impact
Which strategies were analysed?
Funds' ESG performance

15.2. Describe how you are able to determine these outcomes.

Reputation: we had new clients with high ESG expectations

Risk: we avoided companies having low ESG quality and facing high financial risks

ESG performance: our portfolio average ESG score is above the average ESG score of its benchmark


LEI 16. Examples of ESG issues that affected your investment view / performance

16.1. Provide examples of ESG issues that affected your investment view and/or performance during the reporting year.

ESG issue and explanation

Corporate governance: behaviour of controlling shareholder led to value destruction for minority shareholders

Impact on investment decision or performance

Divestment

ESG issue and explanation

Reputation/Corporate Culture/Tangible and intangible liabilities: acquisition by a large player of the chemical industry of a controversial company of the agricultural sector

Impact on investment decision or performance

Divestment

16.2. Additional information.[Optional]


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