The investment philosophy and corporate goals of Ausbil have been formulated to provide a tightly defined and disciplined investment management style that is active and incorporates quantitative inputs and risk awareness. Ausbil’s style pursues the goal of adding value from a clear set of transparent processes that seek to enhance performance, whilst managing risk.
Ausbil is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
and has a dedicated environmental, social and governance (ESG) research team who provide an in-house service. ESG research is integrated into Ausbil's investment process. Ausbil believes that a consideration of ESG issues as developed by well-founded ESG research can identify mispriced stocks and assess a company's earnings sustainability. Similarly, engagement on ESG issues can drive long-term value and reduce the risk of value destruction.
Ausbil has monitored and engaged with companies on their corporate governance record and to this extent has historically regarded proxy voting as an important part of its fiduciary duties.