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PRI reporting framework 2018

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Implementation processes

LEI 01. Percentage of each incorporation strategy

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

01.1. Indicate (1) which ESG incorporation strategy and/or combination of strategies you apply to your actively managed listed equities and (2) the breakdown of your actively managed listed equities by strategy or combination of strategies (+/- 5%)

ESG incorporation strategy (select all that apply)

Percentage of active listed equity to which the strategy is applied
30 %
Percentage of active listed equity to which no strategy is applied
70 %
Total actively managed listed equities 100%

01.2. Describe your organisation’s approach to incorporation and the reasons for choosing the particular ESG incorporation strategy/strategies.

While we do not explicitly consider ESG factors in our valuation or risk process at this time, we can (and do) incorporate client-directed exclusionary screens. Our perspective on risk and portfolio management minimizes the variance of these portfolios relative to similarly managed portfolios. Further, our universe breadth provides attractive alternatives with similar risk and alpha prospects. While the types (and lists) of restrictions are directed by the client, they are almost entirely ESG-related.

01.3. If assets are managed using a combination of ESG incorporation strategies, briefly describe how these combinations are used. [Optional]


LEI 02. Type of ESG information used in investment decision (Not Completed)


LEI 03. Information from engagement and/or voting used in investment decision-making (Not Completed)


(A) Implementation: Screening

LEI 04. Types of screening applied

04.1. Indicate and describe the type of screening you apply to your internally managed active listed equities.

Type of screening

Screened by

Description

As of year end, our clients had us implement exclusionary screens across several principles, including USCCB, Tobacco, Controversial Weapons/Guns, Thermal Coal, Private Prisions, MacBride Principles, and Sudan. 

 

 

04.2. Describe how the screening criteria are established, how often the criteria are reviewed and how you notify clients and/or beneficiaries when changes are made.

Clients notify us of their desired exposure when developing investment guidelines. While the types of restrictions we implement are directed by the client, they are almost entirely ESG-related. Clients typically provide their own list, or we can provide assistance. To oversee this process, we use third-party compliance-management systems, along with an internally built system.  


LEI 05. Processes to ensure screening is based on robust analysis

05.1. Indicate which processes your organisation uses to ensure screening is based on robust analysis.

05.3. Indicate how frequently third party ESG ratings are updated for screening purposes.

05.5. Additional information. [Optional]


LEI 06. Processes to ensure fund criteria are not breached (Private)


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