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Oak Hill Capital Partners

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Investment policy

SG 01. RI policy and coverage

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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

Other description (1) Sectors the firm refuses to invest in.

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.

Oak Hill is a middle market private equity firm that applies an industry focused, theme based approach to investing in the following sectors: Services; Industrials; Media and Communications; and Consumer, Retail and Distribution. Geographically, we are focused on making private equity investments in middle-market companies primarily in North America.

The Firm began its investment activities in 1986 as the family office of Robert M. Bass, at which time the firm’s professionals established Oak Hill’s longstanding commitment to responsible investment and developed its core philosophy of partnership through an alignment of interests. Since inception, Robert M. Bass and the Oak Hill team have been the largest investors in each fund. This alignment extends to a mutual interest in promoting ESG principles, as all parties have a stake in the reputation and success of our portfolio companies. 

The firm’s theme-based approach, family office heritage and focus on the alignment of interests has served as an important foundation to build a strong ESG program.  


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].

The Firm's Responsible Investment Policy is included on pages 3 and 4 of the 2019 ESG report.  The links for the formalized guidelines of ESG factors refer primarily to page 11 and 12 of our 2019 ESG report where we describe the process and partners for integrating ESG into due diligence.  

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.

Oak Hill has a strong internal compliance process and is subject to regulatory supervision.  The firm maintains a detailed Code of Conduct and Regulatory Compliance Program Manual that includes the firm's policies on managing conflicts of interest. Each year, all employees are required to certify that they understand and are in compliance with Oak Hill policies and procedures. Oak Hill professionals also receive targeted training regarding conflicts of interest as well as many other issues related to compliance.

In addition, certain professionals of the firm have committed to invest in Oak Hill funds through their LP and GP partnership interests. The firm does not allow its employees to invest in portfolio companies other than through those interests. Lastly, all employees are required to pre-clear all security transactions and investments that may pose a conflict of interest.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

SG 04. Identifying incidents occurring within portfolios (Private)