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Responsible investment – Our approach

Through our investment businesses, Old Mutual Global Investors and Quilter Cheviot, we manage customers’ money. Where we have direct control over the investments we’re deeply committed to being a responsible investor.

This not only means making sound decisions but also having an ongoing stewardship role to promote the long-term success of your investments.

Many of our investment funds invest in shares of publically listed companies. We believe that companies that operate in a responsible manner, with good corporate governance (the practices and processes by which a company is directed and controlled) are more likely to deliver positive returns over the long term.

Old Mutual Global Investors and Quilter Cheviot promote good practice by engaging directly with the management teams of the companies they invest in, and exercise shareholder votes. This helps encourage companies to maintain high standards and adopt business models fit for the risks and opportunities they face now and in the future.

We aim to continually improve and evolve our approach and to help us do this we’re involved with leading collaborative initiatives. Click on the links below to find out more.

  • Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

    Old Mutual Group is a signatory of the PRI which is an investor-led initiative seeking to promote an economically efficient, sustainable global financial system through responsible investment.

  • Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)

    Old Mutual Wealth is a member of IIGCC, widely recognised as the leading investor voice on climate change.  IIGCC provides investors with the collaborative platform to encourage public policies, investment practices and corporate behaviour that address long-term risks and opportunities associated with climate change. IIGCC aims to encourage strong and credible public policy solutions to enable an orderly and efficient move to a low carbon economy and inform investment practices to help preserve and enhance long-term investment values.

For more information about Old Mutual Wealth's position with respect to investments in companies involved in the manufacture, development or trade of controversial weapons please see our Statement on Controversial Weapons.

Find out about responsible investment at Old Mutual Global Investors and Quilter Cheviot

Industry engagement - promoting responsible markets