We actively consider ESG issues within our multi-asset portfolio construction. When asset allocations are implemented passively, our ability to address these issues directly is limited.
Where these allocations are implemented actively, we integrate ESG considerations into the research process and engage with target companies. We also make use of firm-level active ownership to add value through proxy voting.
Where clients invest in customised solutions or segregated mandates, we seek to align the ESG investment policies with those of the client.