The Stewardship Code (“the Code”), which has been published by the Financial Reporting Council, sets out principles for institutional investors in relation to engagement with the companies in which they have invested. The FCA’s regulations oblige any firm which manages investments for institutional clients to publicly disclose the nature of its commitment to the Code, or where it does not commit to the Code its alternative approach.
JM Finn’s investment strategy, notwithstanding that this may vary depending on the mandate received from the client, is in general such that the firm does not consider it to be appropriate for it to engage directly with companies in which it invests. The scale on which the firm manages investments for institutional clients is such that engagement would not be cost-effective and appropriate for those clients. The firm does not consider that those institutional clients for whom it manages investments expect engagement.