Troy’s CIO, Head of Research and Board have responsibility for oversight of Troy’s responsible investment policies and objectives.
Troy's Head of Responsible Investment is responsible for the drafting of Troy’s firm wide RI policies and objectives, with oversight from the CIO and Head of Research. He is also responsible for the implementation of Troy's RI policy and the associated systems, processes and training required to deliver Troy’s responsible investment objectives. As of late 2019 he has dedicated analyst resource in support of this function.
Troy's Head of Responsible Investment is required to report to Troy's Board on an annual basis on the RI policy and its implementation.
The wider investment team (including all portfolio managers and analysts) have responsibility for the integration of ESG factors into their research and, alongside Troy's fund operations team, have responsibilities for voting and engagement.
Troy has appointed VigeoEiris to support the screening process for the Trojan Ethical Income Fund and to provide additional ESG research capability on a subset of Troy’s stocks. ISS have been appointed to provide Troy's proxy voting platform and proxy voting research as well as broader ESG research. Lastly, Troy employed the services of the consultants Impactive Associates in 2018 in order provide support in the implementation of Troy's RI policy and to provide training to the investment team.