Ardea named signatory to the UK Stewardship Code by the FRC

We are thrilled that Ardea has been included in the Financial Reporting Council’s list of successful signatories to the UK Stewardship Code.

The code sets high standards of stewardship for asset managers, asset owners and service providers. Organisations listed are required to report to the FRC each year on their application of the Code and must evidence good stewardship practices across their entire investment process. Only companies that meet the reporting expectations are accepted as signatories.

First published in 2010 the code set out to enhance the quality of engagement between investors and companies, with the revised 2020 code focusing more heavily on Environmental and Social integration in addition to Governance.  

By increasing transparency through our report, we are pleased to share our long-term commitment to stewardship and sustainable investing. We believe sustainable investing is a necessity for long-term value creation. Successfully managing funds on behalf of our clients is at the centre of what we do, and our primary purpose is to achieve the best risk-adjusted returns for our clients. We believe that ignoring the impacts of sustainable factors on portfolios amounts to an intolerable risk to the funds we manage. It is therefore our fiduciary responsibility to integrate these considerations into our investment process.

We believe investing for a sustainable future has never been more paramount which is why we are pleased that our commitment to ESG within bond market investing has been recognised. However, this does not mean we will rest on our laurels; by signing up to the Code we aim to meet these high standards each year through our commitment to continuous improvement and embedding stewardship practices even further throughout our investment processes.

See the full list of signatories here: https://www.frc.org.uk/investors/uk-stewardship-code/uk-stewardship-code-signatories