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Ownership Day 2016

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Ownership Day is a national UKSIF initiative to raise awareness of the financial benefits of active ownership and encourage investors to value high quality active ownership strategies.

 

Institutional investors acting in the best interest of their clients should consider the environmental and social impact of companies’ activities and associated risks among a range of factors which might impact on the performance of a company, or the wider interests of savers, in the long-term.

- Kay Review 2012

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Ownership Day 2016

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Ownership Day is a national UKSIF initiative to raise awareness of the financial benefits of active ownership and encourage investors to value high quality active ownership strategies.

 

All boards of pension fund trustees should have a view of value which is consciously considered and is one that they own. They can and should be clear about their own fundamental investment beliefs, but that may go against established practice built up over years.1

We could be at a tipping point. The steps are not that difficult to take, it’s the changes in mind-set that are most challenging.

Tony Manwaring, Chief Executive, Tomorrow’s Company

 1Tomorrow’s Value – Achieving long-term financial returns: a guide for pension fund trustees, Tomorrow’s Company (2014)

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Ownership Day 2016

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Ownership Day is a national UKSIF initiative to raise awareness of the financial benefits of active ownership and encourage investors to value high quality active ownership strategies.

 

“UKSIF has a long history of championing the vital role of responsible institutional investors, and particularly of pension funds, in a robust, sustainable economy. Ownership Day builds on this history.  I hope it will remind pension funds of the importance of fulfilling their stewardship responsibilities.”

- Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Former Pensions Minister

 

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Ownership Day 2016

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Ownership Day is a national UKSIF initiative to raise awareness of the financial benefits of active ownership and encourage investors to value high quality active ownership strategies.

 

“… UKSIF’s campaign is vitally important to ensuring that asset owners, such as pension funds, engage with companies on issues which could impact their long-term financial returns. Effective use of shareholder power is key to protecting the value of people’s pensions and savings and I would urge everyone – policymakers, pension funds and the public – to get involved…”.

Paul Uppal MP, Member of the No. 10 Policy Board and Parliamentary Private Secretary to Business, Innovation and Skills Minister David Willetts MP

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Ownership Day 2016

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Ownership Day is a national UKSIF initiative to raise awareness of the financial benefits of active ownership and encourage investors to value high quality active ownership strategies.

 

“The recent floods have brought into focus the pressing need we have to both adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change … Asset owners need to ensure that they are aware of the impact environmental factors can have on the value of their assets and Ownership Day is an excellent opportunity to do so.”

- Laura Sandys MP, Former PPS to Greg Barker MP, Minister of State for Climate Change

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