The value of investments and any income from them can fall and you may get back less than you invested.
Stewardship of our clients’ assets
When clients entrust their assets to us, they expect us to manage them in a way that aligns with their wishes and is in their interests. This is a crucial part of our commitment to them.
Our Stewardship Policy guides our approach, and our Stewardship Committee ensures that we protect the interests of our clients, and, where appropriate, enables proactive shareholder action to be taken. Our commitment to the UK Stewardship Code has been recognised by the Financial Reporting Council, which has awarded us Tier 1 status - its highest level.
Our online facility, Vote Your Shares, enables our clients to vote on companies’ resolutions where they are the underlying beneficiary.
And for clients who choose for their investments to be managed in line with specific criteria, such as ethical issues, we are able to faciliate their requirements using a recognised screening database.
We set a high bar for ourselves in terms of the way we manage our business overall.
We pay our fair share of tax, as part of our ambition to be a good corporate citizen. We place great value on our reputation and relationships with clients, shareholders and the UK tax authorities, and take steps to ensure we protect them.
For more information and details on how we apply the principles of the UK Corporate Governance Code, please see our Annual Report.