Hunter Hall Investment Management Limited (Hunter Hall) is a specialist international and Australian equity investment manager and one of Australia's leading dedicated SRI fund managers. The business was founded in 1993. It aims to create wealth for investors over time through careful and responsible investment in undervalued companies.
Hunter Hall is the Investment Manager for several negatively screened retail managed investment schemes and a listed investment company, Hunter Hall Global Value Limited (ASX:HHV). HHV currently is the only listed investment company available in Australia that is certified by RIAA as an ethical investment, providing investors with access to a portfolio of ethically screened global equities. Hunter Hall is also the Investment Manager for a positively screened retail managed investment scheme.
Hunter Hall's investment philosophy is based on the view that equity markets are inefficient and opportunities exist to find quality securities that are temporarily priced below their intrinsic value. We believe that over time, the market will generally recognise such companies' true qualities and share prices tend to move towards that intrinsic value. Our investment process is focussed on:
- identifying quality stocks with good long term growth potential, and
- buying stocks at prices that are substantially less than their intrinsic value.
Ethical Investment Policy
Hunter Hall applies a variety of responsible investment policies across different funds. The most dominant is Hunter Hall's negative screening policy which is applied to all our retail funds. We use negative screens to screen out companies that, in our opinion, are involved in activities that may be harmful to people, destructive to the environment or cruel to animals. In practice this means no direct and material involvement in fossil fuels, tobacco, armaments, gambling, factory farming, logging of old growth forests or uranium mining.
Charitable Giving Program
Since listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in February 2001 Hunter Hall International Limited (HHL), the Investment Manager's parent, has donated 5% of its pre-tax profits to charities or charitable purposes. The Hunter Hall Shareholder Nominated Charitable Donations Scheme allows Shareholders, on a basis proportional to the number of shares they own, to nominate Australian registered charities for the receipt of donations. To date, the company has donated more than AU$10.6m.