Climate change is rapidly transforming the world as we know it. As an asset manager, we believe we have an important role to play in creating a better and more sustainable future for investors and society.
We believe our quantitative heritage and data-driven culture puts us in a unique position to assist our clients in reducing the systemic risk of climate change whilst identifying opportunities in the transition towards a low carbon economy.
We provide intelligent climate solutions by combining fundamental research with a rigorous, data-driven approach to climate integration, whilst also leveraging climate expertise from across the firm.
UK Stewardship Code
We are delighted to be part of the first wave of signatories to the inaugural UK Stewardship Code. We are continuing to build out our stewardship capabilities, and strongly believe that an increased focus on active ownership will enable us to realise long-term sustainable value across our strategies and for our clients. More info on the announcement and list of signatories can be found on www.frc.org.uk.
As a proud signatory of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, Man Group views environmental, social and governance (‘ESG’) analysis as a fundamental part of investment risk management.
At Man Group we take our stewardship responsibilities seriously. Our stewardship activity is guided by our commitment to the UK Stewardship Code and our Responsible Investment Engagement Framework sets our approach to shareholder engagement and proxy voting.
Our approach to stewardship extends across three distinct dimensions:
Collaborative engagement with leading organisations. We define engagement as constructive and pruposeful dialogue with companies on material risks tied to ESG issues.
Fund-Level portfolio manager led engagement with portfolio company management.
We support the Say on Climate initiative
Man Group’s Stewardship and Active Ownership team oversees all proxy voting activity at the firm level. We have developed an enhanced ESG proxy voting policy that goes beyond your typical policy by applying specific overlays that represent the core principle of good governance.
Man Group Voting Statistics 2022
Man Group Voting Statistics 2018 - 2021
- Global Proxy Voting Summary Report - Full Year
- Global Proxy Voting Summary Report - Q4
- Global Proxy Voting Summary Report - Q3
- Global Proxy Voting Summary Report - Q2
- Global Proxy Voting Summary Report - Q1
Jason Mitchell talks to Prof. Mark J. Roe about why market-driven short-termism isn’t the problem it’s purported to be.Jason Mitchell
Shanta Puchtler, President at Man Group, talks to Matt Goldklang about, climate science, portfolio risk, and why climate models are like professional football teams.Shanta Puchtler, Matt Goldklang
We have not been able to find systematic alpha in ESG data for sovereigns so far. However, for a discretionary fund manager, ESG data analysis is a potential rich area for idiosyncratic alpha.Francois Kotze, Craig Veysey, James Overall, et al.