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Ashmore Group plc

PRI reporting framework 2019

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LEA 01. Description of approach to engagement

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01.1. Indicate whether your organisation has an active ownership policy.

01.2. Attach or provide a URL to your active ownership policy.

01.3. Indicate what your active engagement policy covers:

General approach to active ownership

Engagement

Voting

01.4. Do you outsource any of your active ownership activities to service providers?

01.6. Additional information [optional]

We seek to be proactive and engage with issuers, both at government and corporate levels, on how they can improve their ESG outcomes. This is carried out as part of our ongoing dialogue with government officials and company management. Where we have concerns, we engage with management and key stakeholders. We think that our approach helps create a positive feedback loop, whereby investors reward positive performance with a lower cost of capital (and access to international capital markets) and penalise poor performance with withdrawal of capital. Over time, such incentives should lead to behaviour changes among issuers in favour of more sustainable economic development and corporate management models. As more asset managers implement similar investment processes, the changes in behaviour should accelerate across Emerging Markets issuers.


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