Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (‘SFDR’):

Sustainable investing is the process of incorporating environmental, social and governance factors into investment decisions.

Sustainability is a broad term with many branches. The key legislative background is derived from EU Taxonomy regulation, the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD).

The key product providers with which we engage have developed responsible investment as part of their investment philosophies and sustainability polices. These providers are obliged to specify certain classifications of funds identifying whether or not they meet sustainability characteristics. Some funds have very clear sustainability characteristics, with potential Principle Adverse Impacts also identified.  However, some funds may not meet the sustainable investing standards for various practical and technical reasons.

We will engage with you to identify your attitude towards sustainable investing. We aim to provide you with investments to match your sustainable investment preferences and we will explain alternative options.

We take due care so that our internal remuneration policy with respect to investment or insurance advice on insurance-based investment products (IBIPs) promotes sound and effective risk management in relation to sustainability risks and does not encourage excessive risk-taking with respect to sustainability risks.