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Sycomore Asset Management

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(C) Implementation: Integration of ESG issues

LEI 10. Review ESG issues while researching companies/sectors

10.1. Indicate if E, S and G issues are reviewed while researching companies and/or sectors in active strategies.

ESG issues

Coverage/extent of review on these issues

Environmental

Environmental

Social

Social

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

10.2. Additional information. [Optional]

Sycomore AM has developed a proprietary methodology to store information, analyse, screen, score and monitor companies from an ESG standpoint. The SPICE (Suppliers & Society, People, Investors, Clients and Environment) analysis and scoring tool is composed of 80 criteria. The ESG team is mainly responsible for inputing ESG data in the database but the other mainstream fund managers also input ESG information in the database and use relevant ESG information.


LEI 11. Processes to ensure integration is based on robust analysis

11.1. Indicate which processes your organisation uses to ensure ESG integration is based on a robust analysis.

11.2. Describe how ESG information is held and used by your portfolio managers.

11.3. Additional information.[Optional]

Please see previous information provided on Sycomore AM's internal database where all financial and extra-financial information are disclosed.


LEI 12. Aspects of analysis ESG information is integrated into

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.

12.1. Indicate which aspects of investment analysis you integrate ESG information into.

12.2a. Indicate which methods are part of your process to integrate ESG information into fair value/fundamental analysis and/or portfolio construction.

12.3. Describe how you integrate ESG information into portfolio construction

Sycomore AM integrates ESG criteria across all its investments, according to the following 3-step approach:

1. Each company’s beta is automatically adjusted in our valuation model according to the stock’s ESG and fundamental analysis. It can be adjusted from -20% to +20% depending on the risks and opportunities we identify in our analysis.

2. If a company has a poor ESG and fundamental analysis score, we will require a higher margin of safety.  

3. ESG and fundamental analysis has a direct impact on portfolio construction as it adjusts the target weight of each stock in the portfolio.

For our SRI funds, a specific portfolio construction tool allows us to screen companies in our initial investment universe that respect all our exclusion and selection criteria.

12.4a. Describe the methods you have used to adjust the income forecast / valuation tool

As described above, each company’s beta is automatically adjusted in our valuation model according to the stock’s ESG and fundamental analysis. It can be adjusted from -20% to +20% depending on the risks and opportunities we identify in our analysis.

12.2b. Indicate which methods are part of your process to integrate ESG information into fair value/fundamental analysis and/or portfolio construction.

12.4b. Describe the methods you have used to adjust the income forecast / valuation tool

As described above, each company’s beta is automatically adjusted in our valuation model according to the stock’s ESG and fundamental analysis. It can be adjusted from -20% to +20% depending on the risks and opportunities we identify in our analysis.

12.5. Additional information.


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