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Vontobel Holding AG

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Process

Process for engagements run internally

LEA 03. Process for identifying and prioritising engagement activities

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03.1. Indicate whether your organisation has a formal process for identifying and prioritising engagement activities carried out by internal staff.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

In the mtx Global Leaders and SI boutiques, analysts are in contact with investments, as well as potential investments, in order to learn about their environmental, social and governance performance.

Building on this dialogue, we develop initial engagements where we encourage companies to improve their performance in areas which we consider to be material.


LEA 04. Objectives for engagement activities

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04.1. Indicate if you define specific objectives for your engagement activities.

04.2. Indicate if you monitor the actions that companies take following your engagements.

04.3. Indicate whether your organisation defines milestones and goals for engagement activities carried out by internal staff.

04.5. Additional information. [Optional]

Our financial analysts hold meetings with the majority of the management teams of the companies they invest in. In the course of these conversations, they also address important ESG aspects.


Process for engagements conducted with/on your behalf by service providers

LEA 07. Role in engagement process

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07.1. Indicate if you play a role in the engagement process that your service provider conducts on your behalf.

07.2. Indicate the role(s) you play in engagements that your service provider conducts on your behalf.

07.3. Additional information. [Optional]

We actively monitor and review the activities of our service provider Hermes EOS through quarterly calls and regular reports. Hermes EOS provide a client facing portal which allows us to refer to the full history of engagement with each company and track progress. Furthermore, we give input on certain companies and issues we would like HEOS to engage on.


LEA 08. Monitor / discuss service provider information

08.1. Indicate whether you monitor and/or discuss the following information provided to you by your service provider

Please select all that apply

08.2. Additional information. [Optional]

Vontobel regularly receives reporting on the engagement activities from the service provider. Vontobel then checks the coverage of the engagement activities relative to its funds as well as the topics covered. Furthermore, Vontobel checks the progress on the different engagements.

Since 2015, the mtx Global Leaders boutique maintains an active database where engagement activities undertaken on our behalf by our service provider HEOS are tracked and monitored. This database supports analysts in better understanding the engagement activities undertaken for their investments, and supports their ESG evaluation of these investments.


General processes for all three groups of engagers

LEA 09. Share insights from engagements with internal/external managers (Private)


LEA 10. Tracking number of engagements

10.1. Indicate if you track the number of engagements your organisation participates in.

Type of engagement
Tracking engagements

Individual / Internal staff engagements

Service provider engagements

10.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

HEOS' regular reporting provides full disclosure on the number of engagements conducted on our behalf. In the mtx Boutique, information about individual/internal staff engagements as well as engagements undertaken through our service provider are tracked through an engagement database.


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