Chequers Capital is an investment company that has adopted an ongoing commitment to fulfilling the social responsibility principles it has adopted.
Chequers Capital was founded to provide services for its customers and investors designed to provide security and performance for the funds it is entrusted with on the basis on best market practices. It is determined to respect not only corporate financial responsibility principles but also extra-financial responsibilities; indeed they lie at the very heart of its investment and decision-making processes. Acting for the benefit of its investors, the firm is constantly available to provide explanations to ensure complete transparency vis-a-vis its customers. This is the natural counterpart of the confidence they have placed in the firm.
The first principle is that of honesty. Chequers Capital managers comply fully with the principle of strict legality, respect of the law and fairness in business affairs, whether it concerns relations with external players, their investments, or the operations of the company.
The second principle is that of good governance, focused on investment orientation and asset control to ensure objectives are met. Management is conscious of their investment responsibilities and ensures that equitable investment decisions and methods are pursued.
The third principle is the use of the best skills to ensure that the most effective decisions are taken. This involves seeking external business expertise or knowledge of specific situations that can be used in conjunction with in-house expertise.
The fourth principle involves consciousness of the impact of policy decisions to avoid taking investment decisions in areas that might be harmful to the interests of investors or which might have harmful consequences which Chequers Capital may not be able to justify.
The fifth principle is an ongoing preoccupation with fairness and equity. This guides our internal economic and social decisions both with regard to staff and management. The principle of equity applies to all decisions which have a human impact. The concern for efficiency which is its driving force never takes priority over legitimate or contractual rights granted by Chequers Capital.
Chequers Capital has provided its staff with the content of the five corporate governance principles. Its directors ensure that they are applied in all circumstances.
Because Chequers Capital is an investment company inspired by solid ethical principles that guide the professional and personal behaviour of its staff, it is able to ensure a high level of investment performance without undermining economic or human value-added. Directors of Chequers Capital anticipate, integrate and manage the full range of risks inherent in its business activities whether they be economic, social or environmental, weighing them in the light of their own ethical and good governance principles. These principles are never relegated to a subsidiary level of risk by Chequers Capital or its staff.