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PICTET ALTERNATIVE ADVISORS SA

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Asset class implementation not reported in other modules

SG 16. ESG issues for internally managed assets not reported in framework

Describe how you address ESG issues for internally managed assets for which a specific PRI asset class module has yet to be developed or for which you are not required to report because your assets are below the minimum threshold.

Asset Class

Describe what processes are in place and the outputs or outcomes achieved

Property

The investment team aims to be at the forefront of Environmental, Social and Government (ESG). We simply believe it makes both sound social and economic sense to do so. Cities, institutions, and policy makers alike are becoming increasingly attentive to ESG considerations. Embedding ESG as an integral factor of our investment strategy does not only align with our ethos, but also makes business sense in the long-term, to the benefit of our investors and the communities.

As an asset manager, we are convinced that creating sustainable buildings will have a positive impact on the community and the environment. We will aim to be true to this ethos, while not compromising on returns, rather focusing on elements that we believe will over time create better quality and returns for our investors. As part of our manage-to-core strategy, we believe that institutional buyers will increasingly consider paying a premium if the building they are looking to acquire has been improved from an ESG perspective. 

ESG is embedded in our investment process. We have a dedicated section in each of our Investment Committee Memoranda throughout the investment process, addressing our thoughts on how to improve from an ESG perspective each asset/investment under consideration.

16.2. Additional information [Optional].


SG 17. ESG issues for externally managed assets not reported in framework

17.1. Describe how you address ESG issues for externally managed assets for which a specific PRI asset class module has yet to be developed or for which you are not required to report because your assets are below the minimum threshold.

Asset Class

Describe what processes are in place and the outputs or outcomes achieved

Hedge funds - DDQ (Fund of Hedge Funds)

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Fund of hedge funds

We systematically incorporate relevant ESG factors in our due diligence processes. We address ESG issues with our investment partners and encourage improvements of current practices, if necessary. We have developed a dedicated ESG questionnaire that covers our investment partners’ engagement to ESG, the level of ESG integration in their processes or operations as well as reporting and transparency issues. Using an internal scoring methodology, we rank our investments with regards to their level of ESG integration and monitor those with areas of improvement.

17.2. Additional information.


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