Shareholder Rights Directive II Disclosure
“Under rule 2.2B.5R of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (“FCA”) Conduct of Business Sourcebook (“COBS”), Mayfair Equity Partners LLP (“Mayfair”) is required to either develop and publicly disclose an engagement policy that meets the requirements of the Shareholder Rights Directive II (“SRD II”) or to publicly disclose a clear and reasoned explanation of why it has chosen not to develop an engagement policy that meets the SRD II requirements. For the purpose of the SRD II, an engagement policy should include a description of how an asset manager integrates shareholder engagement, relating to companies that are listed on regulated markets, in its investment strategy.
Mayfair has chosen not to develop an engagement policy as it considers its investment strategy, which does not include trading securities on regulated markets, as not in keeping with the outcomes sought under the SRD II. Shares in listed securities are expected only to be held as an investment ancillary to, as a precursor to, or as a result of an investment in unlisted securities. Moreover, Mayfair ensures that the investors in its managed funds are regularly and routinely informed of the funds’ investment strategies. As such, Mayfair believes the investors would not expect it to comply with the core requirements of the SRD II and hence the Mayfair makes this disclosure in accordance with COBS 2.2B.5 R (2).”
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