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Fiera Capital Corporation

PRI reporting framework 2017

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Investment policy

SG 01. RI policy and coverage

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01.1. Indicate if you have an investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach.

01.6. Provide a brief description of the key elements, any variations or exceptions to your investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach. [Optional]

Fiera Capital has not yet formalized a document outlining its responsible investment approach. That being said, Fiera Capital employs responsible investing (RI) principles as an element in its security selection decision making process as we believe that certain of these elements may help assess the risk of particular investments. 

We consider ESG issues as being those that can be viewed as having a material impact on the local or global environment, a positive or negative impact on the social fabric of the communities in which a company operates and a governance structure that treats shareholders and stakeholders in a fair and equitable manner. To the extent that any of these issues are viewed negatively by our portfolio managers, a risk premium is required rendering a potential investment less appealing from an investment standpoint.

At the Funds level, most of our  Statements (IPS) include a description of how environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are integrated into the fundamental investment decision-making process of the Funds.

Finally, Fiera Capital’s Proxy Voting Guidelines document is a key element of its integration of ESG factors in the investment process. Consistent with its proxy voting guidelines, Fiera Capital exercise its voting rights in order to maintain the highest standards of corporate governance, sustainability of the business and practices of the companies whose shares Fiera Capital holds.

Charlemange Capital, which is now a subsidiary of Fiera Capital, does have ESG policy.

Fiera Capital is looking to formalize its responsible investment approach into a ESG policy in the near future.


SG 02. Publicly available RI policy or guidance documents (Not Applicable)


SG 03. Conflicts of interest

03.1. Indicate if your organisation has a policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

03.2. Describe your policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

Fiera Capital Corporation has put in place a number of policies to address and manage various types of conflicts of interest. In addition to requirements within the firm's Compliance Manual, there are a number of policies including the Code of Conduct which are in place to manage conflicts of interest, such as requirements relating to Personal Trading, Use of Client Brokerage (Soft Dollars), Referral Arrangements, Fair Allocation, Best Execution, Outside Business Activities, Gifts & Entertainment, etc…

Fiera Capital can provide information relating specifically to trading and fair allocation as part of the investment and portfolio construction process upon request.

 

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]


SG 04. Identifying incidents occurring within portfolios (Not Completed)


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