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Ashmore Group plc

PRI reporting framework 2018

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ESG issues in asset allocation

SG 13. ESG issues in strategic asset allocation

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13.1. Indicate if your organisation executes scenario analysis and/or modelling in which the risk profile of future ESG trends at portfolio level is calculated.

13.2. Indicate if your organisation considers ESG issues in strategic asset allocation and/or allocation of assets between sectors or geographic markets.

We do the following

13.3. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

Ashmore takes credit analysis extremely seriously. Willingness to pay is more subjective and can change quickly subject to the vagaries of the political cycle and the politicalresponse to economic events. Ashmore places emphasis on the factors that affect a government’s willingness to pay and relies on scenario-analysis to determine the risks and opportunities presented by these governments’ assets. Ashmore speaks regularly with appointed policy makers to glean their views on significant events, such as local elections, as well as try to gauge their bias towards populist agendas which may impact ESG factors. 

Ashmore formalises EM country credit and ESG considerations at least quarterly, in conversations between various members of the Investment team and the Head of Research. In addition, the Investment Committee will consider the assessment for each country on an ad-hoc basis as it discusses country visit reports from Portfolio Managers returning from research trips, or when discussing significant events such as elections. Therefore, credit and ESG analysis are an integral part of Ashmore’s investment process for publicly traded fixed income securities.

SG 14. Long term investment risks and opportunity (Private)

SG 15. Allocation of assets to environmental and social themed areas (Private)