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Lazard Frères Gestion

PRI reporting framework 2019

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Governance and human resources

SG 07. RI roles and responsibilities

07.1. Indicate the internal and/or external roles used by your organisation, and indicate for each whether they have oversight and/or implementation responsibilities for responsible investment.


Select from the below internal roles

          Managing Director - Institutional Sales department

Other description (1)

          Chief Compliance Officer

07.2. For the roles for which you have RI oversight/accountability or implementation responsibilities, indicate how you execute these responsibilities.

  • Chief Compliance Officer

He ensures the correct application of ESG and voting policy and the clear understanding of the regulatory requirements, throught audits and regular reportings.


  • Chief Operating Officer

He's responsible for the operational strategy of the company. He is in charge of optimizing revenues and margins, but also of participating in the development of the business by anticipating market developments. ESG issues are part of his remit He reports directly to the general management.


  • Managing Director - Institutional Sales departement

He's in charge of coordination of all ESG topics for Lazard Freres Gestion. His position is strategic and allows us to better respond to institutional investors needs. He heads the ESG committee that he created in 2016.


  • Portfolio managers = Investment analysts

Portfolio manager–analysts are responsible for the ESG analysis. Their goal is to gain a greater understanding of ESG risks that could have a material effect on a company valuation. To achieve this, our portfolio manager-analysts regularly meet the management of the listed companies, around 900 meetings per year. The extent of, and approaches to, ESG integration can vary depending on the asset class and investment process :

- Equities: ESG criteria are embedded in the risk premium of our valuation models

- Convertible bonds: our ESG criteria analysis is included in our investment scenarios

- Fixed income: ESG criteria are included in our assessment of the credit spread


  • Dedicated responsible investment staff

RI team is in charge of implementing aspects of the organization’s responsible investment practices, for example, incorporating ESG issues into investment strategies, voting in general meetings and policy matters. In addition, RI team is also in charge of conducting ESG-related research, and works closely with asset managers on various ESG matters.

07.3. Indicate the number of dedicated responsible investment staff your organisation has.

2 Number

07.4. Additional information. [Optional]

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SG 07 CC. Climate-issues roles and responsibilities (Not Applicable)

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