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Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Governance and human resources

SG 07. RI roles and responsibilities

07.1. Indicate the internal and/or external roles used by your organisation, and indicate for each whether they have oversight and/or implementation responsibilities for responsible investment.


Select from the below internal roles

          CFO, CCO

Other description (1)

          Compliance Department

Other description (2)

          Director, Performance Measurement/Risk Management

07.2. For the roles for which you have RI oversight/accountability or implementation responsibilities, indicate how you execute these responsibilities.

The above senior officers have oversight responsibilities as part of firm wide RI Committee as described in SG 01. The Portfolio Manager and Investment Analysts are required to use ESG data as a portfolio monitoring tool as determined by the respective sub-committees. In conjunction with the Compliance Department, it is also the responsibility of the Portfolio Manager to ensure socially responsible mandates are followed.

Our firm has several formalized processes and groups empowered to manage risk.  First, there is a formal Risk Management Committee chaired by the Enterprise CRO and firm CFO. The members of this committee represent all senior leaders of Fort Washington.  That committee's charter identifies specific business, operational, reputational, regulatory, and performance risks to track and mitigate.  ESG governance is specifically and regularly addressed by the Committee.   The Committee meets at least quarterly to review activity and mitigation of previously identified risks and serves as the forum to identify new risks.  At least annually, the Committee re-establishes the risk paradigm under which it will operate for the following year. 

There is separate risk management infrastructure dedicated solely to investment management risk, which is included in the Performance Measurement and Risk function. This group works directly with the Enterprise CRO and firm CFO to provide regular top-down risk assessment on each of the firm's portfolios and strategies on IPS restrictions, violations to internal guidelines, correlation metrics, relative performance analysis and the implementation of other proprietary models. Regular internal reporting is provided to investment teams and all variances require explanation on a monthly basis.

07.3. Indicate the number of dedicated responsible investment staff your organisation has.

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07.4. Additional information. [Optional]

Through investment analysis and regular committee meetings, more than 20 Fort Washington associates are involved in Responsible Investment. None of those roles are solely dedicated, but they represent a combined equivalent of approximately two full time associates.

SG 07 CC. Climate-issues roles and responsibilities (Private)

SG 08. RI in performance management, reward and/or personal development (Private)