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Stanhope Capital

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

Select all that apply

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

We are proud signatories to the UN PRI and take all arising opportunities to engage with non-member fund managers to tell them the benefits of becoming members. 


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories

Indicate approximately what percentage (+/- 5%) of your externally managed assets under management are managed by PRI signatories.

80 %

SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate the actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment independently of collaborative initiatives. Provide a description of your role in contributing to the objectives of the selected action and the typical frequency of your participation/contribution.

Description

          As part of our due diligence process, we hone in on managers' approach to responsible investment in great detail. Where we see room for improvement we highlight this to the manager; this often relates to a lack of transparency or information not being as readily available as it could be.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Our Head of Equities was interviewed by Portfolio Adviser for a series of "Green dream" interviews which addressed the firm's approach to ESG integration, to be aired online in 2020. In late 2019, she also acted as a judge for the Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards 2019. Finally, one of our partners, based in Geneva, was part of a panel at the Sphere Conference on the topic “The challenges of sustainable investment for private clients”.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Where managers we meet are not signatories of the PRI we have suggested that they become so, particularly in the liquid space. In some cases, we have divested in funds for particular clients who stated a preference for PRI signatories.
        

Frequency of contribution

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]

We have included our reponsible investment capabilities on our pitch documentation and have raised the topic with existing and potential clients. 


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters

11.1. Indicate if your organisation - individually or in collaboration with others - conducted dialogue with public policy makers or regulators in support of responsible investment in the reporting year.

Please explain

11.4. Provide a brief description of the main topics your organisation has engaged with public policy-makers or regulators on.


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