Strict ban on buying bonds of companies that are on an internal "banned weapons" list. The exclusion criteria include companies that are suspected to deal with banned weapons or generate more than 5% of revenues with the production, trading or transport of banned weapons. The policy is applied to all investment funds.
Screening of sovereigns through MSCI rating: countries classified as "CCC" have to be avoided and pop up on an internal prohibition list. If a country is downgraded to "CCC" internal limits are set back to zero. This process is incorporated into MEAG front office systems, where a "pre-order limit check" runs before each transaction.