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Avanz Capital

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Investment policy

SG 01. RI policy and coverage

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01.1. Indicate if you have an investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach.

01.2. Indicate the components/types and coverage of your policy.

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01.3. Indicate if the investment policy covers any of the following

01.4. Describe your organisation’s investment principles and overall investment strategy, interpretation of fiduciary (or equivalent) duties,and how they consider ESG factors and real economy impact.

Avanz Capital believes that long-term financial returns are enhanced by investing with consideration of ESG factors such as climate risk, environmental impact, clean energy, energy efficiency, health and safety, food and water security, human rights, clean production, resource efficiency and stakeholder interests, which have assumed unprecedented competitive and material importance, and can profoundly affect a company’s brand and reputation, its social license to operate, and its profitability. This is why Avanz Capital believes that strong sustainable financial returns and responsible investing are inextricably linked.

​Avanz Capital practices responsible investing by systematically identifying, managing and reducing environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) risks throughout its investment activities. Avanz Capital also actively pursues opportunities to add value through enhanced ESG practices, with the goal of boosting asset value and increasing returns. Through its due diligence, monitoring, and supervision efforts, Avanz Capital strives to ensure that its investment decisions, through any investment vehicle such as a pooled investment fund or a managed account including its Fund Investments and Direct Co- Investments, are implemented in accordance with the Avanz Code for Responsible Investment.

01.5. Provide a brief description of the key elements, any variations or exceptions to your investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach. [Optional]

The outcome of ESG due diligence of a proposed investment is an important factor in the Avanz Capital approval process and will determine the scope of environmental and social improvements and risk mitigants for the investment. Avanz Capital seeks to (i) enhance the predictability, transparency and accountability of its actions and decision making; (ii) ensure compliance with applicable laws and that there are no hidden liabilities or reputational risks attached to its investment decisions; (iii) help clients manage their environmental and social risks and impacts; and (iv) improve both the performance and asset value of its investments.

01.6. Additional information [Optional].

          
        

SG 01 CC. Climate risk (Private)


SG 02. Publicly available RI policy or guidance documents

 

02.1. Indicate which of your investment policy documents (if any) are publicly available. Provide a URL and an attachment of the document.

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02.2. Indicate if any of your investment policy components are publicly available. Provide URL and an attachment of the document.

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02.3. Additional information [Optional].

The Avanz Code for Responsible Investment is being made available publicly on the avanzcapital.com website.

The Code will be updated. A new reporting framework is being implemented with investee fund managers. 


SG 03. Conflicts of interest

03.1. Indicate if your organisation has a policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

03.2. Describe your policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

Avanz Capital’s policies and procedures have been designed to identify and properly disclose, mitigate, and/or eliminate applicable conflicts of interest. The investment process is covered by Avanz Capital's Code of Ethics that supports the highest standards of business ethics and professional conduct as enunciated by the CFA Institute. This applies to professionalism, integrity of capital markets, duties to clients, duties to employers, investment analysis, and conflicts of interest.

An Advisory Committee for Avanz Capital products reviews, assesses and approves or disapproves conflicts of interest. 

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

Avanz Capital distributes its Compliance Manual and Code of Ethics which contain the conflicts of interest policy, the anti-bribery policy and many other good governance provisions, to each employee upon the commencement of employment, annually, and upon any material change to the Compliance Manual and/or Code of Ethics. Employees  have to sign an acknowledgement  form every year. Employees are to notify the Chief Compliance Officer promptly if it appears that any actual or apparent conflict of interest has not been appropriately addressed. 


SG 04. Identifying incidents occurring within portfolios (Private)


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