William Blair A Tier 1 Stewardship Signatory

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

William Blair has received the highest ranking from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) for the quality of our approach to stewardship.

Stewardship refers to how we manage and protect our clients’ assets, and the FRC’s UK Stewardship Code aims to enhance the quality of engagement between investors and companies to help improve long-term risk-adjusted returns to shareholders.

As a signatory to the FRC’s UK Stewardship Code, we are required to prepare a statement outlining how we comply with each of the code’s seven stewardship principles, which we apply across our geographical investment spectrum.

We are pleased to be named a Tier 1 signatory, which the FRC defines as “signatories who provide a good quality and transparent description of their approach to stewardship and explanations of an alternative approach where necessary.”

Our approach to stewardship is embodied in our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration philosophy. Interest in ESG factors is expanding at a rapid pace among institutional and retail investors around the world.

View more on the rapid expansion of ESG factors
Learn more about our ESG integration philosophy

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