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ABS Investment Management LLC

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

Select all that apply

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories (Not Applicable)


SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate the actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment independently of collaborative initiatives. Provide a description of your role in contributing to the objectives of the selected action and the typical frequency of your participation/contribution.

Description

          We have engaged over 20 hedge fund managers YTD to push them towards adopting a formal ESG policy to document their ESG investment considerations.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Wherever possible we encourage our invested and potential managers to adopt the PRI.
        

Frequency of contribution

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]

ABS’ investment philosophy emphasizes finding the most talented asset managers around the world.  Our focus on local and niche managers means that ABS is often a significant investor in the earliest stages of a manager’s track record.  As a result, we are able to use our influence to engage with all potential and invested managers to encourage them to adopt an official ESG policy in the event that no policy already exists.  Not only does ABS benefit by ensuring all of our managers are cognizant of ESG risks, but we are also able to positively influence the proliferation ESG consciousness across the broader investment management community.


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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