We believe it is essential for companies to act consistently and in a proper manner, as this is the foundation of sustainable business activity.
"Compliance" involves much more than just following regulations, it includes aspects of corporate behavior such as commonly agreed practices and the observance of internal rules and regulations that enable companies to take appropriate action.
Moreover, we believe that a company's efforts in relation to social responsibilities that are included within the ESG framework, such as attention to environmental impact, corporate citizenship and effective governance, will lead to the enhancement of long-term corporate value.
Companies in which we invest need to create value by utilizing their capital efficiently and in a way that exceeds capital cost over the medium to long term. Such value creation is necessary for companies to contribute to society.
Corporate governance practices should be implemented accordingly to enhance capital efficiency, to achieve sustainable growth, and to create corporate value.
Companies need to demonstrate their accountability by issuing timely and proper public disclosures in order for investors to precisely understand the fundamentals of each investee company. We also believe that investee companies should engage in active dialogue with investors to adequately relay investors' opinions to corporate management.
Our objective is to achieve the best investment performance for our clients.