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Optimum Asset Management Inc

PRI reporting framework 2020

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(A) Implementation: Screening

LEI 04. Types of screening applied

04.1. Indicate and describe the type of screening you apply to your internally managed active listed equities.

Type of screening

Screened by

Description

The Optimum Canadian Equity strategy screens several factors, including ESG factors, to better manage active listed equities. Non-financial responsible-investment considerations are among the criteria used to select securities for the portfolio. OAM therefore uses external consultant services to assess the risks related to ESG factors.

The application of these factors varies from one sector of activity to another and will change over time.

Along with the industry, OAM takes part in making issuers aware of ESG factors and distances itself from certain industries by expressly excluding the following from its portfolios:

  • Coal: Companies that obtain more than 25% of their revenues from coal-fired power plants. Moreover, any such company must have demonstrated that it has reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in recent years and that it plans to continue to do so;
  • Tobacco: Companies that obtain more than 10% of their revenues from the manufacture of tobacco products;
  • Weapons: Any company involved in the manufacture and sale of antipersonnel mines, cluster munitions or biological or chemical weapons in contravention of international humanitarian law.

Screened by

Description

The Optimum Canadian Equity strategy screens several factors, including governance factors, to better manage active listed equities. Non-financial responsible-investment considerations are among the criteria used to select securities for the portfolio.

Optimum Asset Management measures the carbon footprint of its Canadian equity portfolios and compares the result with the index in order to remain systematically better.

04.2. Describe how you notify clients and/or beneficiaries when changes are made to your screening criteria.

Any significant change in the screening criteria is discussed at client meetings.


LEI 05. Processes to ensure screening is based on robust analysis

05.1. Indicate which processes your organisation uses to ensure ESG screening is based on robust analysis.

          ESG Committee reviews watch list and prohibited list of securities updated
        

05.4. Indicate how frequently you review internal research that builds your ESG screens.

05.5. Additional information. [Optional]


LEI 06. Processes to ensure fund criteria are not breached (Private)


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