Our mission is to assist our clients in achieving their investing objectives.
We believe that examining financially significant ESG aspects helps us better comprehend the potential risks and opportunities of a firm or bond issuer.
We consider ESG concerns financially relevant when they have the potential to impact a company's fundamentals or an issuer's ability to repay debt. This method is known as ESG integration.
As part of our exhaustive research process, we assess a variety of a company's aspects, including financially relevant ESG factors, to decide whether it is an attractive investment.
If we believe that an ESG aspect may have an impact on our investment thesis, we will evaluate its risks and potential.
Financially significant ESG considerations might vary between companies and bond issuers. As part of our research of a company's business lines, industry, operating nations, and history, we take particular attention to its governance structure and practices, as well as environmental and social concerns that are financially important.
As long-term, value-oriented investors, we seek opportunities with strong earnings and cash flow prospects that are not reflected in a security's current price. We may invest in a company with financially meaningful ESG-related risks if we feel the company is making progress in addressing those risks, or if we determine that the investment is still compelling due to other factors, such as an attractive value.
We feel that our job as active portfolio managers extends beyond the selection of securities. Constant communication with firm management teams and boards enables us to gain a deeper grasp of their goals and plans over time. When we believe that a particular issue is crucial to our investing thesis, we seek ways to interact directly with the issuer. Also, we may voice our opinions through proxy voting.
In order to demonstrate our dedication to ESG integration, we signed the Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) in 2012.
As the globalization and maturation of markets have occurred over the course of our company's history, we have continued to refine our strategy. We focus all of our efforts on assisting our clients in achieving their long-term investing objectives.
We work with communities all over the world to improve opportunities by giving our time, skills, and money.