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UK Stewardship Code and Shareholder Rights Directive Disclosure
The FCA’s Conduct of Business Sourcebook rule 2.2.3R requires CORDET Capital Partners LLP (”CORDET”) to make a disclosure regarding the nature of its commitment to the UK Stewardship Code 2020 (“the Code”) issued by the Financial Reporting Council. Similarly COBS 2.2B.5R requires CODET to make a disclosure regarding its approach to its engagement policy under the EU Shareholder Rights Directive (“SRDII Code”). Both codes are voluntary and set out a number of principles relating to stewardship and engagement by firms over asset classes invested in. Where firms do not commit to these codes then a disclosure on why it has chosen not to comply along with its alternative strategy should be made.
CORDET is an alternative credit specialist offering responsible private capital to smaller mid-market companies in Northern Europe, and credit investment management for institutional investors. We note the contents of the 2020 Stewardship Code but do not believe it is appropriate to the Code at this time. CORDET is monitoring communications from our regulator, the FCA, on how they intend to impose further stewardship requirements on asset managers as the new Code takes effect. The FCA has confirmed it will not be imposing further stewardship related requirements on asset managers at this point. Therefore, whilst the firm readily supports the objectives of the Code, it believes that it is not appropriate to conform to the Code until such time as the FCA issues further guidance. The firm is currently in the process of implementing relevant aspects of the Sustainability Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which we believe is similar in scope and intent to the Stewardship Code. Further the firm already has in place a range of bespoke practices that result in effective stewardship which has been factored into its own investment due diligence and monitoring process to oversee investments.
In terms of the SRDII Code, CORDET does not comply with this since the focus is on investment managers who invest in shares traded on a regulated market.