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Hérens Quality Asset Management AG

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Investment policy

SG 01. RI policy and coverage

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.

01.1. Indicate if you have an investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach.

01.2. Indicate the components/types and coverage of your policy.

Select all that apply

Policy components/types

Coverage by AUM

01.3. Indicate if the investment policy covers any of the following

01.4. Describe your organisation’s investment principles and overall investment strategy, interpretation of fiduciary (or equivalent) duties,and how they consider ESG factors and real economy impact.

Our investment approach is based on the belief that due to our systematic and economically sound investment process, with identical quality and valuation criteria in every region, we can find attractively valued quality companies at all times in all markets and that they offer a compelling investment opportunity. Our investment process is conducted purely bottom-up and uses a best-overall approach which is independent of market capitalization (with some liquidity restrictions) and sector. We follow a best-overall approach, because with the best-in-class approach, the quality of the sector itself is not examined, and too little attention is paid to the fact that sectors are subject to structural shifts. The vas majority of Quality companies can afford meeting ESG goals thanks to their fundamental strength, which allows them to act ethically and responsibly. Our Research team analyzes all portfolio candidates according to a defined standard SRI checklist. In addition, for designated ESG portfolios (e.g. church client) we apply client-specific criteria and negative lists.

01.5. Provide a brief description of the key elements, any variations or exceptions to your investment policy that covers your responsible investment approach. [Optional]

Our standard ESG checklist includes assessment of Corporate Governance, environmental and social performance, as well as analysis of any legal cases or critical issues a company was/is/ could be involved. Companies with questionable ESG track record are subject to direct contact and a review by the Investment Committee. Portoflio holdings are monitored on a daily basis, which also covers SRI related issues.

01.6. Additional information [Optional].


SG 01 CC. Climate risk (Private)

SG 02. Publicly available RI policy or guidance documents


02.1. Indicate which of your investment policy documents (if any) are publicly available. Provide a URL and an attachment of the document.

02.2. Indicate if any of your investment policy components are publicly available. Provide URL and an attachment of the document.

02.3. Additional information [Optional].

Responsible Investment criteria are fully integrated into our systematic investment approach and are an important part of monthly portfolio reviews. We are currently working on expanding our ESG coverage in guidlines and company strategy and will publish respective documents as soon as they are approved by the BoD,

SG 03. Conflicts of interest

03.1. Indicate if your organisation has a policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

03.2. Describe your policy on managing potential conflicts of interest in the investment process.

Conflicts of Interest in the investment process policy is part of our Code of Conduct and can be provded upon request. For technical reasons we could not copy this part in this box.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

SG 04. Identifying incidents occurring within portfolios (Private)