Responsible investment is at the heart of our business

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Abdallah NauphalResponsible investment is not an optional extra.

At Insight, we believe that delivering superior investment solutions depends on the effective management of the risks and opportunities presented by environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, as well as other long-term value drivers. We have integrated the analysis of ESG risks across our investment practices and processes, and we strive to continuously improve our approach.

These issues have an impact on every asset class and explain why we continually work to improve and strengthen our approach to responsible investment.

To focus on our fixed income capability, we have developed what we believe to be the investment industry’s first climate risk model focusing on corporate debt, to help our portfolio managers and analysts by ranking issuers across our credit investment universe according to climate change risks. We hope this model will be of use to our clients and other investors and foster deeper engagement and thought on the risks presented by climate change. Another first has been our decision to distil our many years of experience and expertise managing segregated portfolios reflecting ESG criteria to develop a new sustainable corporate bond strategy that aims to have a positive environmental and/or social impact.

"Responsible investment lies at
the heart of our business."

We have also continued to actively support initiatives that help to build the long-term sustainability and resilience of financial markets. As we discuss in this report, we have constructively engaged with stakeholders and regulators on the long-term replacement for Libor, sought to develop alternative sources of repo liquidity to ensure our clients are able to continue to hedge their exposures efficiently and effectively and urged regulators to consider the impact of encouraging cash-only variation margin on derivatives markets.

We believe that responsible investment means considering the long-term impact on our clients, rather than simply focusing on the short term for our business. I am proud to say that Insight has invested heavily in engaging on these and other issues.

I hope the information we provide will help our clients and our peers to appreciate the value of Insight's approach and build confidence that responsible investment lies at the heart of our business.

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Abdallah Nauphal
Chief Executive Officer

How Insight approaches responsible investment

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