Aperture aims to always put its investors first and this philosophy carries through our business, from the way we structure our incentive system to the way that we invest. We believe that, over time, careful consideration of responsible investment factors may improve outcomes for our investors and we are committed to integrating ESG factors into the research process in a thoughtful way. These factors may vary depending on investment themes, asset classes, and investment philosophies. We do not believe in standardized ESG frameworks and “one size fits all” approaches, so we deliberately give our investment teams autonomy and discretion in their investment processes.
The main purpose of our proxy voting is to promote and protect the rights and interests of our investors as shareholders. In furtherance of that goal, we have transitioned from our third-party proxy provider’s traditional proxy voting guidelines to guidelines that take into account sustainability concerns.