Fisher Investments believes ESG investors are best served by an investment process that considers both top-down and bottom-up factors. Integrating ESG analysis at the country, sector and stock levels consistent with clients’ investment goals and ESG policies maximises the likelihood of achieving desired performance and improving environmental and social conditions worldwide.
Fisher Investments (FI) considers environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors throughout the investment process. Additionally, FI regularly screens and tailors the investment approach for separately managed accounts depending on the particular guidelines mandated by the client.
FI’s Securities Analysts perform fundamental research on prospective investments to identify securities with strategic attributes consistent with the firm’s top-down views and competitive advantages relative to their defined peer group. The fundamental research process involves reviewing and evaluating a comprehensive set of qualitative and quantitative data, including ESG factors, prior to purchasing a security. Factors considered in portfolios include, but are not limited to: shareholder concentration, corporate stewardship, environmental opportunities & liabilities, and human or labour rights controversies. Generally, FI would choose not to invest in companies when, in its opinion, security level issues: (i) violate a client mandated ESG policy or (ii) present an inordinate risk to a company’s operational or financial performance or (iii) appear to present undue headline risk to share price performance.
Please see FI’s ESG Policy Statement for additional information.
How Fisher Investments Europe discharges its responsibilities under the UK Stewardship Code of the Financial Planning Council.
*As of As of 31/03/2022 Fisher Investments had over $19 billion USD in its ESG/SRI asset under management.
In accordance with Fisher Investments Europe Limited’s (FIE) shareholder engagement policy, please review the proxy voting reports provided on this page for the annual disclosure on how such policy has been implemented for the previous year. As noted in such policy, the proxy voting reports only include data for FIE’s clients who have authorized and directed FIE to vote proxies. Only certain Fisher Investments Institutional Group clients have given FIE such authorization and direction. Therefore, there is no proxy voting report (and therefore no annual disclosure under FIE’s shareholder engagement policy) for non-institutional clients of FIE.
Fisher Investments Europe was established in London, England in 2000. Fisher Investments Europe offers the portfolio management services of its parent company, Fisher Investments, an independent money management firm in the US founded in 1979 by investment guru Ken Fisher. Today, Fisher Investments and its affiliates oversee more than £150 billion* in assets for over 100,000 clients globally.* Founder Ken Fisher’s “Portfolio Strategy” column for Forbes ran from 1984 through 2016, making him the longest continually running columnist in the magazine’s 90+ year history. He has also authored several New York Times bestsellers on finance and investing. (*As of 31/03/2022)