Our Commitment to Responsible Investments
First Plus Asset Management is a signatory of the UN supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI, www.unpri.com).
This enables us to continue serving investors as a forward-thinking and people-centric asset manager in the region,
demonstrating our commitment towards delivering meaningful and impactful investment strategies and returns.
Investing with a Purpose
The PRI is made up of six principles (Principles) that cover environmental, social, and governance (ESG) best practices,
from investment analysis to open reporting, and commits the signatories to:
Incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes
Be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into ownership policies and practices
Seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which they invest
Promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry
Work together to enhance effectiveness in implementing the Principles
Report on activities and progress towards implementing the Principles
As a signatory of the PRI
and the addition of the
six principles into our ways
of working, we will:
Enhance our multi-layered controls for investment strategies and
Conduct meticulous evaluation of the environmental impact, social
implications, and corporate governance practices of potential
investments, ensuring that our portfolios align with the highest
standards of sustainability and responsible business practices
Continue to have our finger on the pulse of this global movement,
gaining access to valuable resources, best practices, and collaborative
opportunities with other like-minded institutions
Examples of Our Impact
Innovative and Progressive Technologies
Supporting innovation and technology disruptions and empowering growth
Responsible investing is one of our core values in ensuring that our portfolio is guided by future-led strategies, including ones that
support the goals and aspirations in the region’s journey towards net-zero. We pursue private equity investments in progressive
companies who are moving the needle in their sectors, such as BMI Group and AI Rudder, who are delivering cutting-edge technology in
the design, manufacturing, and systems integration for electric vehicles, and leveraging on Artificial Intelligence to supercharge
customer experiences respectively.
SMEs and local communities across Asia
Bridging the gap through bespoke solutions
Local communities in Asia and SMEs are an integral engine of growth to keep Asia’s economy buoyant and flourishing. We work
with a growing number of SMEs to ensure business continuity in the face of market headwinds and have collaborated with Validus
and Citibank to establish a $100-million (USD) securitisation facility. First Plus is also on the ground within local communities, such
as Hong Kong, offering mortgage deals to bridge financial gaps.
First Plus is committed to investing responsibly while generating attractive returns for you. We consider the impact of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues when making investment decisions to ensure our investments have a net positive impact to the world that we live in.
We believe that responsible investing and financial performance are not mutually exclusive, and that making investments in a socially responsible and sustainable manner best fulfils our fiduciary duty to you.
|Metrics and Targets
|First Plus’ Board of Directors has delegated the oversight of ESG risks and opportunities to the Risk Committee.
|First Plus has incorporated an investment evaluation process identifying ESG-related risks and opportunities applicable to our investment activities. We have organized our business and financial planning according to the identified risks, which range from short to long term.
|First Plus’ investment teams evaluate the potential impact of ESG risks during the research and portfolio construction phase.
First Plus’ Risk Committee convenes monthly to maintain timely oversight of ESG risks and opportunities that could affect First Plus’ investment portfolio.
|First Plus’ investment teams evaluate 100% of our investments for ESG risk at research and portfolio phase as well as during ongoing monitoring.