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CDC Group plc

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Basic information

OO 01. Signatory category and services

01.1. Select the type that best describes your organisation or the services you provide.

01.3. Additional information. [Optional]

OO 02. Headquarters and operational countries

02.1. Select the location of your organisation’s headquarters.

United Kingdom

02.2. Indicate the number of countries in which you have offices (including your headquarters).

02.3. Indicate the approximate number of staff in your organisation in full-time equivalents (FTE).

417 FTE

02.4. Additional information. [Optional]

Our offices as of end 2019 are in the UK (London HQ), India (Mumbai, Bangalore), Pakistan (Karachi), Kenya (Nairobi) and South Africa (Johannesburg).

OO 03. Subsidiaries that are separate PRI signatories

03.1. Indicate whether you have subsidiaries within your organisation that are also PRI signatories in their own right.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

OO 04. Reporting year and AUM

04.1. Indicate the year end date for your reporting year.


04.2. Indicate your total AUM at the end of your reporting year.

Include the AUM of subsidiaries, but exclude advisory/execution only assets, and exclude the assets of your PRI signatory subsidiaries that you have chosen not to report on in OO 03.2
Total AUM
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds
Assets in USD
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds

04.5. Additional information. [Optional]

Final year end numbers had not come through at time of reporting. All numbers and percentages referred to throughout the report are from Q3 2019.

OO 06. How would you like to disclose your asset class mix

06.1. Select how you would like to disclose your asset class mix.

Internally managed (%)
Externally managed (%)


Listed equity <10% 4.40 <10% 3.75
Fixed income 10-50% 23.08 <10% 0.9
Private equity 10-50% 17.74 10-50% 33.09
Property 0 0 0 0
Infrastructure 0 0 0 0
Commodities 0 0 0 0
Hedge funds 0 0 0 0
Fund of hedge funds 0 0 0 0
Forestry 0 0 0 0
Farmland 0 0 0 0
Inclusive finance <10% 7.35 <10% 1.4
Cash <10% 8.29 0 0
Money market instruments 0 0 0 0
Other (1), specify 0 0 0 0
Other (2), specify 0 0 0 0

06.2. Publish asset class mix as per attached image [Optional].

06.3. Indicate whether your organisation has any off-balance sheet assets [Optional].

06.5. Indicate whether your organisation uses fiduciary managers.

06.6. Provide contextual information on your AUM asset class split. [Optional]

CDC’s primary investment vehicles are direct equity, debt, and funds, within which investments may be listed or unlisted. In the above AUM asset class split, and throughout this whole document, CDC interprets “fixed income” as our entire debt portfolio and responds accordingly. This has been CDC’s approach throughout our reporting to UNPRI and will continue to be so in order to maintain consistency and best articulate our approach to the different product lines.

OO 07. Fixed income AUM breakdown

07.1. Provide to the nearest 5% the percentage breakdown of your Fixed Income AUM at the end of your reporting year, using the following categories.

Internally managed
80 Corporate (financial)
20 Corporate (non-financial)
0 Securitised
Total 100%
Externally managed
100 Corporate (financial)
0 Corporate (non-financial)
0 Securitised
Total 100%

OO 08. Segregated mandates or pooled funds

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.
Provide a breakdown of your organisation’s externally managed assets between segregated mandates and pooled funds or investments.
Asset class breakdown
Segregated mandate(s)
Pooled fund(s) or pooled investment(s)

Total of the asset class

(each row adds up to 100%)

[a] Listed equity
[c] Fixed income – Corporate (financial)
[f] Private equity
[m] Inclusive finance

08.2. Additional information. [Optional]

OO 09. Breakdown of AUM by market

09.1. Indicate the breakdown of your organisation’s AUM by market.

0 Developed Markets
43 Emerging Markets
48 Frontier Markets
9 Other Markets
Total 100% 100%

09.2. Additional information. [Optional]

CDC's mission is to help solve the biggest global development challenges by investing patient, flexible capital to support private sector growth and innovation. Its goal is to help support the economic stability that will enable countries to leave poverty behind. Since 2012, CDC has made new investments only in Africa and South Asia, supporting long-term growth of businesses with a focus on fighting climate change, empowering women and creating new jobs and opportunities for millions of people. The ethos of investing in Africa and South Asia was reiterated in the 2017-2021 Strategic Framework, which details a range of investment strategies across our markets. For more information, see: