J O Hambro Capital Management (JOHCM) manages assets across a range of global and regional equity strategies and a multi-asset strategy. Each of our investment teams is small and has investment autonomy; there is no central approach. ESG factors are integrated into investment analysis and decision-making. This means that they are considered by fund managers in the same context as other risks and opportunities, all of which contribute to investment judgement. JOHCM's Investment Director and Risk team provide comprehensive oversight of the style factors, macro factor sensitivities, decision-making patterns, ESG characteristics and liquidity profile of each strategy.
Our fund managers believe in the value of meeting company management and see hundreds of companies each year. The principles of the FRC Stewardship Code are considered at this point; they are integrated in investment decision-making, rather than being devolved to a separate team. We believe that this results in better investment decisions for clients and allows our investment teams to incorporate all relevant factors in their conclusions. In some cases, this process leads to bilateral engagement on specific strategic and governance issues.