Corporate governance

Shareholders are the ultimate owners of companies and the basic goal of the board of directors is to ensure the long term success of companies in the collective best interests of shareholders. In addition to maximising shareholder wealth, directors should also have regard to the fostering of fruitful relationships with employees, suppliers, clients and fund shareholders, the maintenance of a sound business reputation and consideration of the company’s impact on the community and the environment. We believe that high standards of corporate responsibility make good business sense and have the potential to protect and enhance investment returns. Consequently, our investment process takes environmental, social and governance issues into account when, in our view, these have a material impact on either investment risk or return.

UK Stewardship Code

We are a signatory of the UK Stewardship Code and we have received an independent assurance opinion on our stewardship & voting processes.

Voting record

We update our voting record on a quarterly basis setting out how we cast our vote at each company meeting.

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Environmental, Social and Governance Policy

Environmental, Social and Governance Policy

Principles of Ownership

Principles of Ownership

Governance and Engagement Report

Governance and Engagement Report