Insight's mission is to offer investors a different approach to achieving their investment goals; one that prioritizes the certainty of meeting their chosen objectives in contrast to the traditional focus on maximizing return and minimizing volatility. We believe that our emphasis on certainty provides investors with an improved investment experience, aiming to achieve a more secure retirement or more confidence in their ability to acquire specific assets in the future. Furthermore, we tailor portfolios directly to clients' desired outcomes rather than investing in generic products that benefit the manager more than the investor, further enhancing the chances of success.
We are committed to prioritizing our clients' interests above all else in the conduct of our business and to delivering high quality investment solutions and service. Our business model rests on a simple equation: high quality leads to client advocacy which translates into business success. We, therefore, focus our efforts on delivering quality and are always prepared to forego business opportunities that conflict or weaken our ability to do so.
Focusing only on what we are good at rather than being everything for everyone is a key requirement for achieving that, so is working in partnership with our clients and their advisors. This allows us to better understand their needs and provide them with the tools and professional education they need for their investment journey. We also pledge to engage with relevant official and regulatory bodies to represent their interest and help find solutions that balance their benefits with those of society at large.
Aligning all stakeholders' interests is essential for the long-term success of any organization. We align the interests of our clients and shareholders by taking a long-term view of the success of the business, allowing us to focus our energies on delivering to our clients. A significant portion of our staff's compensation is deferred and held in company shares. By giving our employees an economic stake in the business we help align their interest with those of the other stakeholders.
As responsible stewards of society’s savings, we also view the communities in which we operate as stakeholders in our business. As such, we seek an alignment that goes well beyond regulatory requirements. Focusing on environmental, social, and governance factors (ESG) forms part of that alignment. Investing responsibly means managing risk. This includes risks to the wider market, as well as the specific underlying risks that determine whether an investment is fair value. We aim to consider ESG issues in our research process and prioritise engagement to better understand the issues where we identify potentially material ESG risks.
None of this would be possible without the ability to attract and motivate the right employees. We do not believe that any gender, race, or group of any kind has a monopoly on the talent that we need to succeed. We also believe that diverse groups make more informed and balanced decisions. We are therefore committed to looking for talent everywhere and ensuring that every individual has the opportunity and support to succeed at Insight.
We strive to create an ego free and collaborative environment where everyone is held accountable, but success is shared collectively. An environment where employees can speak up to share their views or challenge others’ views. We encourage continuous improvement at the individual level as well as the business level and make it a point to learn from our mistakes. Much of this boils down to putting the principle of "doing the right thing" at the heart of all our decisions.