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Lord Abbett

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.

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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.

We have maintained a singular focus on the management of money since 1929. As a firm that is investment-led and investor-focused, we evaluate every decision from an investment perspective in our efforts to achieve superior, long-term, risk-adjusted performance for our clients. We take seriously our fiduciary responsibility in helping clients meet investment objectives, and we believe sustainability can have tangible impacts on an investment’s risk profile and its ability to generate returns over the long term; therefore, we take Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) factors into consideration in our investment analysis. As a further step in deepening our commitment to investors, Lord Abbett is a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). We support the PRI framework in its efforts to foster engagement among investors and promote acceptance of its mission. Our definition of responsible investment is aligned with the PRI definition, which is a strategy and practice to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors in investment decisions and active ownership. We also believe a responsible investment approach can result in positive impact beyond the financial return of a particular security and, thus, we believe that ESG integration can serve investors at large over the long term.

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]

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].



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.

Lord Abbett has designed and implemented policies that address potential conflicts of interest in the investment process, as well as other scenarios where a conflict may arise. Some of these scenarios relate to:

  • Compliance with investment guidelines and restrictions
  • Partner and employee personal securities transactions
  • Privacy and confidentiality of client information
  • Proxy voting
  • The solicitation of new institutional clients
  • Best execution procedures
  • Trade aggregation and allocation
  • Disclosure of portfolio related information
  • Insider trading and receipt of material non-public information
  • The use of soft dollars
  • Political contributions and activities
  • The use of expert-networks
  • Cross trades between client accounts.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

SG 04. Identifying incidents occurring within portfolios (Private)