Aspect believes that responsible investment is a multi-faceted concept which can mean different things to different people. A given investment manager’s interpretation of the term is likely to be influenced by (among other things) the sub-sector of the investment industry in which a firm operates (e.g. private equity vs. hedge funds), the investment strategies pursued and their objectives, the asset classes traded, and investors’ expectations.
Taking these factors into account, Aspect has identified three elements to its approach to responsible investment: (i) ESG integration, (ii) market impact, and (iii) Corporate Social Responsibility. Aspect's approach to each of these elements is described in detail in the Responsible Investment Policy. The policy also addresses Aspect's overall approach to compliance with each of the PRI's six principles.