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Northstar Asset Management

PRI reporting framework 2020

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ESG incorporation in actively managed fixed income

Implementation processes

FI 01. Incorporation strategies applied

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

Credit analysis is integrated into our fundamental investment framework, which incorporates Sustainability and related ESG issues. 

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:

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

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]


(C) Implementation: Integration

FI 10. Integration overview

10.1. Describe your approach to integrating ESG into traditional financial analysis.

We consider ESG related issues under a broader analysis of Sustainability, one of four pillars of our fundamental investment framework, which directly influences our assesment of fundamental risk and maximum portfolio exposure. ESG concerns may therefore have an impact on investabilty and/or limiting our exposure. Valuations may be influenced by an adjustment to discount rates to account for ESG-related risks, while our scenario analysis framework provides an indication of the sensistivity to potential ESG-related scenarios on the valuation and investment case. 

10.2. Describe how your ESG integration approach is adapted to each of the different types of fixed income you invest in.

Corporate (financial)

No adaptation to the process outlined above.

Corporate (non-financial)

No adaptation to the process outlined above.

Securitised

No adaptation to the process outlined above.

10.3. Additional information [OPTIONAL]


FI 11. Integration - ESG information in investment processes

11.1. Indicate how ESG information is typically used as part of your investment process.

Select all that apply
Corporate (financial)
Corporate (non-financial)
Securitised
ESG analysis is integrated into fundamental analysis
ESG analysis is used to adjust the internal credit assessments of issuers.
ESG analysis is used to adjust forecasted financials and future cash flow estimates.
ESG analysis impacts the ranking of an issuer relative to a chosen peer group.
An issuer`s ESG bond spreads and its relative value versus its sector peers are analysed to find out if all risks are priced in.
The impact of ESG analysis on bonds of an issuer with different durations/maturities are analysed.
Sensitivity analysis and scenario analysis are applied to valuation models to compare the difference between base-case and ESG-integrated security valuation.
ESG analysis is integrated into portfolio weighting decisions.
Companies, sectors, countries and currency and monitored for changes in ESG exposure and for breaches of risk limits.
The ESG profile of portfolios is examined for securities with high ESG risks and assessed relative to the ESG profile of a benchmark.
Other, specify in Additional Information

11.2. Additional information [OPTIONAL]


FI 12. Integration - E,S and G issues reviewed

12.1. Indicate the extent to which ESG issues are reviewed in your integration process.

Environment
Social
Governance
Corporate (financial)

Environmental

Social

Governance

Corporate (non-financial)

Environmental

Social

Governance

Securitised

Environmental

Social

Governance

12.2. Please provide more detail on how you review E, S and/or G factors in your integration process.

Corporate (financial)

ESG issues are considered explicity as part of our broader analysis of Sustainability, one of four pillars of our fundamental investment framework. ESG issues may also be implicit in our analysis of the remaining pillars - Industry Landscape, Competitive Advantage and Management.  

Corporate (non-financial)

ESG issues are considered explicity as part of our broader analysis of Sustainability, one of four pillars of our fundamental investment framework. ESG issues may also be implicit in our analysis of the remaining pillars - Industry Landscape, Competitive Advantage and Management.  

Securitised

ESG issues are considered explicity as part of our broader analysis of Sustainability, one of four pillars of our fundamental investment framework. ESG issues may also be implicit in our analysis of the remaining pillars - Industry Landscape, Competitive Advantage and Management.  

12.3. Additional information.[OPTIONAL]


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