Governance and Active Ownership

Together… we raise standards and transparency, building enduring trust.

Enabling our clients to be better investors

It’s our duty to be active, engaged owners. Seeking to improve the financial resilience and performance of investments, thus enhancing and preserving the value of our clients’ investments.

We believe companies adopting improving practices in corporate governance and risk management will be more successful and deliver enhanced returns to shareholders.

Governance and Business Ethics

Governance and Business Ethics are key themes aligned with our Sustainable investing process

We incorporate

Environmental Responsibility
Climate Change
Human rights and social factors 

into our approach and consider sustainability risks and factors across asset classes.

Curiosity, innovation & ownership: Our Stewardship Code

Through engagement with our investments, and by voting, we seek to improve the financial resilience and performance of investments. Where we believe change is needed, we endeavour to catalyse this through our strong stewardship capabilities.

Quarterly Active ownership report

As a responsible global investor, we leverage our scale and market position to raise standards in both the companies and industries in which we invest, and help drive best practice across the asset management industry.

Focus on

Governance and active ownership

To meet the needs of our clients and key stakeholders, and create benefits for the economy, society and environment, we focus on these core areas:

Our Sustainable Investing principles. We put Active Ownership and ESG considerations at the heart of:

Our investment process 

We integrate and appraise ESG factors in our investment process, with the aim of generating the best long-term outcomes for our clients.

Our client journey

We clearly define how we act in our clients' interests in delivering our stewardship and ESG principles and transparently report on our actions to meet those interests.

Our investment activity

We actively take steps as stewards to deliver long-term, sustainable value consistent with our clients' objectives.

Our corporate influence 

We actively advance policy, regulation and industry standards to deliver a better future for our clients, the environment and society.

Further reading

Our quarterly report provides a summary of our company engagement and voting activities.
Voting is an important aspect in the stewardship of our clients’ capital. When we engage with companies, we expect them to meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. Our voting for or against management decisions is guided by this approach.

Quarterly Active Ownership Reports