About Aberforth

Stewardship & ESG

Our Stewardship policy, Engagement and Voting framework and examples, PRI Assessment Reports, and Voting Disclosure documents

Our Philosophy

Our detailed Stewardship Policy document, which sets out Aberforth's compliance with the UK Stewardship Code, is available to download as a document in the section below.

This document reflects Aberforth’s approach to stewardship and should be considered together with the following documents:

About Aberforth

Investment Philosophy

Engagement and Voting Framework

Examples of Engagement and Voting

The latest summary of proxy votes cast is available on the Voting Disclosure section below.

Please Contact Us if you have any Stewardship or ESG queries.

About Aberforth

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Stewardship & ESG

31 Mar 2021

Investment Philosophy

147 kb

Stewardship & ESG

31 Mar 2021

Engagement and Voting Framework

211 kb

Stewardship & ESG

31 Mar 2021

Examples of Engagement and Voting

164 kb

Stewardship & ESG

31 Mar 2021

External Assessments

Voting Disclosure

UK Stewardship Code 2020

Aberforth Partners is a signatory to the Financial Reporting Council’s UK Stewardship Code 2020.

PRI Assessment Report

At the end of July 2020, the PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) delivered its 2020 Assessment Reports for its signatories. These reports are compiled by the United Nations-backed PRI on an annual basis to assess the sustainability credentials of firms in the investment industry, in order to promote its key objectives. It has six core principles, led by a commitment to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in the investment process and the use of active ownership to drive change.

Aberforth has been a PRI signatory since 2016 and our latest Assessment Report is available from the Downloads section of this page and also the Aberforth Partners section of the Literature Library. In this latest Assessment Report, our Summary Scorecard results were as follows:

Strategy & Governance = A

Listed Equity - Incorporation = A

Listed Equity - Active Ownership = A+

If you have any queries regarding our Assessment Report or Summary Scorecard results, please Contact Us.

More information about the PRI can be found on their website at www.unpri.org, including our latest Transparency Report which is available by clicking here.

Below you will find information on our voting activity.

We disclose our voting record for the previous 12 months on a quarterly basis and the latest update covers votes to 30 September 2021.

We publish our voting records in this way to be open and accountable to our clients and to meet industry best-practice standards.

Our policy is to vote on every resolution put to shareholders of our investee companies.

Aberforth investee company voting activity
Voting 12 Months to 30 September 2021
Shareholder meetings at which our clients' shares were voted 121
Shareholder meetings at which our clients' shares were voted against or abstained (1) 15
Number of resolutions voted 1,658
Number of resolutions voted against 13
Number of resolutions abstained 20

Notes:

(1) On or more resolutions

Governance and Corporate Responsibility

The document below provides details of Aberforth Partners’ approach to governance and corporate responsibility. Please Contact Us if you have any related queries.

Governance & Corporate Responsibility

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Stewardship & ESG

23 Sep 2021