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Silk Invest Limited is incorporated in England and Wales under number 6603042.
The UK Financial Conduct Authority has granted Silk Invest Limited Part IV permission under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 at 17 September 2008.
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STEWARDSHIP CODE’S COMMITMENT DISCLOSURE TO THE FINANCIAL REPORTING COUNCIL
Under The FCA Conduct of Business Sourcebook (COBS) 2.2.3 R any firm other than a venture capital firm, which is managing investments for a professional client that is not a natural person must disclose clearly the following listed information on its website or another accessible form:
i. the nature of its commitment to the Financial Reporting Council’s (“FRC”) Stewardship Code; or
ii. where it does not commit to the Stewardship Code, its alternative investment strategy.
Firms that wish to do so may notify the FRC by email via email@example.com that they have published a statement; details of each signatory, along with a link to its statement will be listed on the FRC’s website, according to the categories of asset managers, asset owners and service provider here: http://www.frc.org.uk/Our-Work/Codes-Standards/Corporate-governance/UK-Stewardship-Code/UK-Stewardship-Code-statements.aspx.
The FRC’s Stewardship code guidance expects application on a “comply or explain” basis, although it’s not a rigid set of rules. Where a principle is not being complied with, a meaningful explanation should be delivered enabling the reader to understand the firm’s approach to stewardship. Firms may determine that some, but not all, of the provisions of the Stewardship Code are disproportionate in its case and set out as part of its disclosure why this is the case.
STEWARDSHIP CODE’S STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT TO THE UK MARKET
Silk Invest Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) as a MiFID investment management firm. Under COBS 2.2.3R of the FCA Handbook Silk Invest is required to make a public disclosure in relation to the nature of her commitment to the UK Financial Reporting Council’s Stewardship Code initially published in July 2010, and updated in September 2012. To this extent, Silk Invest is deemed to be “managing investments for professional clients that are not natural persons”, so this statement shall apply.
The Code was published by the Financial Reporting Council, UK independent regulator responsible for promoting high quality corporate governance and reporting with the sole aim of fostering investment. The Stewardship Code is directed at asset owners and asset managers with equity holdings in UK-listed companies and aims to enhance the quality of engagement between institutional investors and companies they invest in. Silk Invest supports the principle’s underlying the Code and also believe in the importance of corporate governance driven by efficient company’s management, senior leadership and strong boards members all of which ultimately protect and enhance shareholder value. Silk Invest also seek to engage with the managements of firms we own, co-owned or invest in to understand better the risks and returns and to achieve optimum value for our investors and we have also set out below the approach taken to the Code principles and explained this aforesaid approach to our business and partners. Although, our holdings in investee companies may not be significant, hence many of the Code principles will not be applied on grounds that they are not proportionate to our size of firm. Regardless, we will seek to review this statement on an annual basis and update accordingly and we will inform the FRC appropriately. Silk Invest can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org should you require further information on our approach to the Stewardship Code.
Principle 1: Institutional investors should publicly disclose their policy on how they will discharge their stewardship responsibilities.
At Silk Invest, we strive to do our best in providing quality investment management service and advise to all our clients. We hereby state that we seek to comply with the Code to the best of our expertise and professional ability.
Principle 2: Institutional investors should have a robust policy on managing conflicts of interest in relation to stewardship which should be publicly disclosed.
As we are regulated by the FCA, as a firm we are duty bound to identify and mitigate any conflicts of interest between ourselves, our clients, investors and among all parties that could result in a loss (s) to them. Silk Invest maintain a conflicts of interest policy and register to fulfil this requirement and we do not undertake any other business activities that may give rise to a conflict of interest as we do have fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interest of our clients and investors.
Principle 3: Institutional investors should monitor their investee companies.
Silk Invest Ltd’s investment objective is to deliver superior risk-adjusted investment returns by constructing a risk/reward-efficient portfolio across our focused market for the optimum benefit of our clientele and investors. By so doing, we review, assess, monitor and analyse each investee company’s governance, strategy and performance to ensure it continues to ensure our investment objectives and criteria are met.
Principle 4: Institutional investors should establish clear guidelines on when and how they will escalate their stewardship activities.
Silk Invest and her management are committed to and will take all reasonable action to preserve, protect and enhance the interests of our clients and investors via risk management review, feedbacks, engagement, proxy and meetings among other various effective medium we have in place at the firm.
Principle 5: Institutional investors should be willing to act collectively with other investors where appropriate
As a firm focused in the frontier market space, Our philosophy is that local presence is critical for making the right investment decisions and as such we believe we have sufficient expertise and knowledge of our market and investee companies alike to be able to deal with any concerns that we might have about their business activities, strategy, regulatory obligations or corporate governance all of which we help us make informed decision in order to decide on whether to exit a market, sector, zone, dispose of or reduce our holding so long such action will not breach legal, regulatory, market conduct or confidentiality obligations applicable.
Principle 6: Institutional investors should have a clear policy on voting and disclosure of voting activity
In line with Silk Invests commitment to provide quality investment management and advisory service to our clients to participate in a voting exercise of an investee company or exercise our vote in such a manner and that our decision will be to the best interest of our clients and investors.
Principle 7: Institutional investors should report periodically on their stewardship and voting activities.
Silk Invest will provide an account of our engagement and voting activities to our clients and investors on request and we will not make disclosure on the nature of that activity or conclusions drawn as they may be a confidential, sensitive or subjective information which are often used to inform our investment decisions as we reserve that right so long they are within the investment guidelines.