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Ardevora Asset Management LLP

PRI reporting framework 2020

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SG 01. RI policy and coverage


01.1. 責任投資アプローチをカバーする投資ポリシーを策定しているかどうかを明示してください。

01.2. ポリシーの構成要素/種類と対象範囲を示してください。

          Measures of effectiveness
          ESG integration.

01.3. 投資ポリシーが以下のどの項目をカバーしているか明示して下さい:

01.4. 組織の投資原則および全体の投資戦略、受託者義務(または同等のもの)の解釈、ならびに、ESGファクターおよび実体経済の影響をどのように考慮に入れているかについて説明してください。

The objective of Ardevora’s investment process is to generate significant outperformance over the long-term whilst maintaining a relentless focus on risk. 

Ardevora’s approach to investing is fundamental. Ardevora look at many of the same things as other fundamental investors, but in a slightly different way. Like most investors Ardevora aim to invest in well managed, low risk businesses. But, unlike most, Ardevora think the best way to do this is to take the results of academic research from cognitive psychology, on errors and biases, and apply them to financial markets. Ardevora believes successful stock picking requires an understanding of how three groups of people interact: company managers, financial analysts and investors. Each group is potentially subject to bias, and the biases affecting each group are different. 

Ardevora actively manage equity portfolios, including four Global Equity products, as well as two UK Equity products. 

Ardevora’s fiduciary duty involves considering ESG factors while ensuring that assets under its stewardship are managed in a way which maximises value for its clients. This includes, but is not limited to, considering ESG factors throughout its investment process to safeguard the interests of its clients while making all reasonable efforts to act responsibly in this area.

01.5. 責任投資アプローチをカバーする組織の投資ポリシーの重要な構成要素、バリエーション、例外事項を簡潔に説明してください。[任意]

Cognitive psychology tells Ardevora that company managers, despite being intelligent and well informed, are especially susceptible to over-confidence bias. If the environment they face allows them to, they can take on too much risk. Ardevora take the view that, all things being equal, management are likely to push a business harder than is sensible. This is driven by their self-belief, their shareholders’ desire for growth and their companies’ remuneration policies. To get a sense of whether a company is being run in a sensible way Ardevora look at how fast the company is growing, how much cash is being generated by the business and what management are saying about their business and the industry conditions they face. All this helps us make a judgement on management’s attitude to risk. If we think a company is straining too hard for growth or in denial about how difficult conditions are becoming we will not buy the stock. Once we have identified those companies Ardevora think are being well managed, Ardevora apply the same lessons from cognitive psychology to financial analysts and investors to find mispriced stocks. In Ardevora's view, financial analysts can often under-appreciate how fast, and for how long, unusual businesses can grow, especially relative to superficially similar businesses. By exploiting this tendency Ardevora hope to identify interesting ‘growth stocks’. Separately, investors can often become sceptical and nervous about companies after a traumatic event. By exploiting this tendency Ardevora hope to identify interesting ‘value stocks’.

01.6. 補足情報 [任意]


SG 01 CC. Climate risk (Private)

SG 02. Publicly available RI policy or guidance documents


02.1. 一般に入手できる組織の投資ポリシー文書を記載してください。その文書のURLを記入し、該当文書を添付してください。




02.2. 一般に入手できる組織の投資ポリシー文書を記載してください。その文書のURLを記入し、該当文書を添付してください。



02.3. 補足情報 [任意]

SG 03. Conflicts of interest

03.1. 組織として、投資プロセスにおける潜在的な利益相反を管理するポリシーを策定しているかどうかについて明示して下さい。

03.2. 投資プロセスにおける潜在的な利益相反を管理するポリシーについて説明してください。

Ardevora undertake investment management activities for a number of clients (both funds and segregated accounts) and have a duty to perform these services in their best interests. However, a conflict could potentially arise between the interests of Ardevora’s clients, for example, where a decision or transaction benefits one client but causes detriment to another, or where one client is denied the opportunity to participate in an investment that would appear to be appropriate for them. Additionally, there may be a potential conflict between investors who are invested in different share classes in a fund.

In practice, and for the reasons outlined in Ardevora's Order Execution Policy and Investment Management and Dealing Procedures, such a conflict is highly unlikely to occur. However, Ardevora must be alert to any situations where it could arise and ensure these are properly addressed. Ardevora may also have a requirement to disclosure any such situation to a client.

In addition, Ardevora have a separate specific, Conflicts of Interest ("COI") policy, which covers Ardevora's actions in this area in more detail. The COI policy is reviewed annually and is available on request.

03.3. 補足情報 [任意]

SG 04. Identifying incidents occurring within portfolios (Private)