Policy for Responsible Investing

Partners Capital is committed to responsible investing and we understand the importance to our investors of ethical, environmental, social and governance considerations when allocating our client’s capital. We take our role as a responsible investor seriously and believe that it is our duty to review and challenge the fund managers that we partner with, on their adherence to industry best practice in this area.

Partners Capital’s policy on responsible investing is to promote a strong ethical culture at the fund managers we partner with. We support the work of the Financial Reporting Council on better stewardship and we are a signatory to the UK Stewardship Code. We believe that there should be effective engagement between asset managers and companies to help safeguard and increase investor value in the long-term.

As part of our due diligence on asset managers, we review whether they are signatories to the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and whether they have policies and procedures in place for environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investing. We recognise that responsible investing is a process that must be tailored to fit each manager’s investment strategy, culture and resources and that each manager’s approach may be different. We strongly believe that ESG issues can affect the performance of investment portfolios in the long-term and that we owe our clients fiduciary duties to try and mitigate these risks, through positive engagement with our asset manager partners.