Why Invest With Us
Devon takes its fiduciary duty to clients very seriously. We believe that, on your behalf, we have an obligation to ensure that the businesses we invest into for your portfolios conduct themselves in accordance with the highest governance standards. Where these standards are not being demonstrated Devon will actively engage with the company to seek improvement. In our view, it makes good business sense for the businesses we invest in to be good corporate citizens who look after the interests of all stake holders and operate in a sustainable manner.
Devon has been a long term signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). The UNPRI provides global principles and a framework to help integrate the consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues by institutional investors into investment decision-making and portfolio construction. As part of this process we report annually to UNPRI on our adherence to these policies.
Under Devon’s corporate governance policy we actively vote on all company AGM motions on behalf of our clients. We will vote against proposals that do not meet our governance standards and do share this information with clients.