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Implementation processes

FI 01. Incorporation strategies applied

01.1. Indicate 1) Which ESG incorporation strategy and/or combination of strategies you apply to your actively managed fixed income investments; and 2) The proportion (+/- 5%) of your total actively managed fixed income investments each strategy applies to.

Corporate (financial)
0 Screening alone
0 Thematic alone
0 Integration alone
100 Screening + integration strategies
0 Thematic + integration strategies
0 Screening + thematic strategies
0 All three strategies combined
0 No incorporation strategies applied
100%
Corporate (non-financial)
0 Screening alone
0 Thematic alone
0 Integration alone
100 Screening + integration strategies
0 Thematic + integration strategies
0 Screening + thematic strategies
0 All three strategies combined
0 No incorporation strategies applied
100%

01.2. Describe your reasons for choosing a particular ESG incorporation strategy and how combinations of strategies are used.

PM CAPITAL has a policy of exclusion when we feel that a company or sector can not as a result of its primary business activities be considered to be a Responsible Investment.

The exclusion of a stock or sector has a negligible effect on the size of the investable universe. PM CAPITAL is typically looking to hold 55-65 investment positions in its portfolios at any time within it's Fixed Income portfolio. Some examples of sectors that are screened from our investable universe include tobacco manufacturers and weapons manufacturers.

While we exclude certain sectors, we acknowledge that this may in the short term affect investment performance on a relative basis. However, in the long term, we believe that the investment performance of quality business franchises will ultimately prevail and deliver above average shareholder value. Many people believe a negative screening process forces an unacceptable trade-off between ethical criteria and investment returns. For PM CAPITAL, research of sustainability factors within the context of an effective company risk management framework plays a key role in achieving our primary aim - that is, to maximize long-term returns for investors over a three to five year period.

01.3. Additional information [Optional].


FI 02. ESG issues and issuer research (Private)


FI 03. Processes to ensure analysis is robust

03.1. Indicate how you ensure that your ESG research process is robust:

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          Our investment positions are regularly reviewed by our analysts and Chief Investment Officer to ensure the reasons why we invested are still relevant.
        

03.2. Describe how your ESG information or analysis is shared among your investment team.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

Comprehensive research conducted by our investment team covering various aspects of the businesses being considered for investment are held in a centralised database for accessible to all investment staff.


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