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Argon Asset Management (Proprietary) Limited

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.

Select all that apply

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.

Our Investment principles are centered around ensuring that we; Provide certainty and clarity about how we manage our clients’ portfolios.
Ensure that we execute client mandates according to our responsibilities and internationally accepted best practice as well as
Providing a basis for practices and procedures we implemented within the business.

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].

Responsible Investment policy and proxy voting policy & voting record are available to clients upon request.

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.

Argon Asset Management (Pty) Ltd (“Argon”) has adopted and implemented a conflict of interest management policy (“the policy”) to provide a framework that enables adherence to legislation, its licensing conditions and also in it meeting its own vision of achieving and maintaining operational integrity across the firm’s operations.

The policy has been adopted, maintained and implemented to assist Argon to identify, manage and monitor compliance with the FAIS Code of Conduct for Financial Services Providers and Representatives in dealing with conflict of interest.

Argon has adopted CFA Institute’s code of conduct and ethics to protect its legitimate interests, its clients and employees and to avoid situations where the employee, by placing Argon’s interests in jeopardy, breaches the contract of employment.

Argon and its employees are committed to complying with all applicable laws, guidelines and in accordance with high ethical standards as outlined in the code of conduct and ethics.  It is a condition of employment that in the course of employment all employees place the interest of Argon and its clients above their own personal interest.

Argon’s key individuals, representatives, employees and associates are expected to avoid as far as possible all forms of conflict of interest with the client.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

SG 04. Identifying incidents occurring within portfolios (Private)