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Service Providers Framework 2018

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Manager selection and monitoring

AC 12. ESG in manager selection, appointment and monitoring

12.1. Indicate whether you incorporate ESG factors into your manager selection and monitoring services.

Manager selection service

Manager monitoring service

12.3. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


SELECTION

AC 13. Manager selection activities

13.1. Indicate what activities you undertake during the process of selecting a manager.

Research and screening

Strategy

ESG people/oversight

Process/portfolio construction

Selection process and reviewing documentation

13.2. Indicate whether you use any of the following scores or targets in your manager selection process.

          Global Compact scoring, controversial business involvement
        

13.3. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


AC 14. Incorporating asset owners’ investment principles in selection of manager

14.1. Describe how you incorporate asset owners' investment principles into the manager selection process.

          We have access to managers that focus on different themes. when a client comes to us with a specific request that we are not able to fulfil in house, we are able to do the due diligence on managers that specialize in the values our clients bring us, and, if necessary, work to get managers approved on our platform if none exist already.
        

14.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


AC 15. ESG in selection due diligence

15.1. Briefly describe how you include ESG factors in your due diligence process for manager selection.

          At the bare minimum, we always have a call with the portfolio manager to ascertain how they are using ESG factors. if the PM states that they do not use ESG factors, they are not considered for investment. if they consider ESG factors, but only in a de minimus fashion, they may be considered for clients who express an interest in holding a fund with holdings that are at odds with the client's ethical values, but on a case by case basis, not as a core position.
        

15.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


AC 16. Monitoring investment managers on ESG

16.1. Indicate whether you set any of the following to measure compliance/progress, or use the following information to review and evaluate the investment manager.

Setting measures for the investment manager as part of the monitoring process

Reviewing and evaluating information from the investment manager as part of the monitoring process

16.2. Describe how you raise and manage concerns when monitoring investment managers on ESG factors.

          We have ongoing calls with the portfolio managers where we bring a list of potential concerns. Pre-meeting due diligence is conducted including a review of the portfolio's current holdings.
        

16.3. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


AC 17. Reporting back to asset owners

17.1. Indicate whether you report back to asset owners on your manager selection and/or monitoring activities.

17.2. If yes, describe how you report back and the frequency.

          we meet with clients at a minimum annually and report and field questions from clients. manager selection and monitoring is a key part of this process.
        

17.4. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


AC 18. Demonstrating value on manager selection, appointment and monitoring

18.1. Describe how you measure, track or otherwise demonstrate your value on manager selection, appointment, and monitoring services.

          We present research to clients about the managers we select and highlight their advocacy work and impact criteria in ongoing communications.
        

18.2. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]


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