We utilise a wide variety of research material; however, our primary source of information, be it environmental, social and governance (ESG) related or not, comes from our own in-house research. Investment professionals at Capital are sector specialists that have the depth and breadth of knowledge that enable them to make decisions that will enhance long-term value for all stakeholders, including our clients.
In many instances our investment professionals have been researching a particular sector for decades and have seen a number of business cycles. This longevity of experience and insight is juxtaposed to the decreasing tenures of CEO's for example and gives our investment analysts an advantage when meeting with management old and new.
Outside research, be it sell-side or specialist research, augments and supplements our understanding and views on sectors, companies, countries or issues. Our long-term lens enables our investment professionals to look past short-term issues whilst continually assessing the current and future prospects. We acknowledge the relevance of ESG factors in contributing to long-term returns and consider them in our research alongside the financial, operational or economic indicators that we use in coming to our investment decision.