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Fiera Capital Corporation

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

Hedge funds - DDQ

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Hedge funds

Market Neutral, Focused Market Neutral, and Long/Short Mandates use a very similar fundamental research process compared to traditional equity mandates. They do integrate ESG issues into the assessment of an investment opportunity, when it can have an impact in the short term, in line with the investment horizon of the products.

Hedge funds - DDQ

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Fund of hedge funds

N/A

Farmland

Identifying, conducting due diligence and managing material ESG factors is integral to the sustainable, long-term performance of agriculture. Fiera Comox Partners ("Fiera Comox") engages with advisors to promote sustainable business practices such as cross-fertilization of best-in-class health and safety and environmental practices. ESG issues specific to agriculture investments include, but are not limited to, climate change, environmental protection, water sustainability, land rights, first nations, health and safety, animal welfare, land conversion, citizenship, anti-corruption and anti-bribery. Fiera Comox’s ESG Policy is available upon request.

Money market instruments

N/A

Other (1) [as defined in Organisational Overview module]

Private Lending: ESG issues present risks and value creation opportunities that can be material and have a significant impact on the financial performance of private loans. Fiera Private Lending Inc. ("Fiera Private Lending") has the ability to identify, assess and manage ESG factors that is also critical in securing and preserving our social licence to operate and its capacity to deploy capital, and is integrated into the sourcing, due diligence and investment decision phase of the financing process. ESG issues specific to private lending include but are not limited to land rights, first nations, health and safety, citizenship, anti-corruption and bribery. Fiera Private Lending’s ESG Policy is available upon request.

Other (2) [as defined in Organisational Overview module]

Balanced mandates do integrate ESG issues indirectly: portfolio managers do consider ESG issues for their respective asset class.

Fiera also offers balanced mandates that explicitly invest in funds on which we have added an "ethical filter". Those funds not only take ESG issues into account but also restrain the portfolio managers from investing in companies with more than 10% of revenues derived from non-ethical sources, such as adult entertainment, alcohol, firearms, gambling, military contracting, nuclear power and tobacco.

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

Private equity

Investing responsibly means acting as good stewards of capital for our investors, partners, shareholders, while respecting the communities and environment where we have investments. We believe that effectively identifying and managing environmental, social and governance matters is integral to the sustainable, long-term performance of our investments.

Property

In the initial due diligence process, we will ask questions about ESG integration and whether or not ESG factors are considered in risk assessments. We also want to know whether the fund is a UN PRI signatory or not. In addition, we have an ongoing due diligence process where we determine whether or not the firm’s ESG policies have changed. Finally, we aggregate all the ESG information into a report which gives detailed information on ESG integration, Active Ownership Policies, Third Party ESG Research Platforms, and any other ESG dedicated products the firm might run.

Hedge funds - DDQ

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Hedge funds

ESG integration approahc is dependent on asset classes used and time horizon of the hedge fund strategy.

 

17.2. Additional information.


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