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In today's context, governed by the need to bridge society and the world of finance, Arcano has reinforced its commitment to responsible investing.

We were pioneers in 2009, as the first Spanish independent asset manager to adhere to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). Since then, we have promoted the adoption of new ESG standards in all our investment strategies, as well as the development of financial products that proactively contribute to generating a positive impact on society and the planet.  

Our conviction is that we can make a positive impact on society without compromising our high return standards. At Arcano, we direct our efforts and our capacity for innovation towards this goal.  

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As long-term investors in a large number of companies, we know that our decisions have an impact on customers, shareholders, employees, suppliers, and other stakeholders. Therefore, our primary investment responsibility is to conduct business with the highest ethical standards, while ensuring that we integrate key environmental, social, and governance issues into our investment process with a focus on managing risk and enhancing the sustainable growth of companies.
Álvaro de Remedios
Founder and President of Arcano Partners

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More than 11 years committed to sustainability and responsible investment

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PRI- Principles for Responsible Investment

Signatory since 2009, Arcano was the first Spanish independent asset manager to adhere to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). In the latest report, it obtained "A+" in all investment strategies evaluated. Download Arcano UN PRI report

LUXFLAG- Supporting Sustainable Finance

Arcano is the first Spanish fund manager to launch a fixed income fund, Low Volatility European Income - ESG Selection, labelled by LuxFlag and with ESG criteria.  

Arcano Earth Fund and Arcano Value Added II (AVAII), participate in the annual benchmark prepared by GRESB

Arcano publicly supports the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TFCD) in order to gain a more detailed understanding of climate risks and how they may affect our investment decisions.

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Committed as a firm

At Arcano, we understand that our responsibility as a firm must be approached from various angles, as described in our Sustainability Report.

Firstly, from our business by integrating procedures and strategies that simultaneously create economic and social value into our investment and advisory services.

Secondly, from the development of an internal culture of responsible commitment by conducting our business with the highest ethical and governance standards, while taking care of our employees and the communities in which we operate.

Thirdly, from our influence as a firm to promote legal, institutional, or other changes that also help to solve society's pressing issues.

Download Arcano Partners Sustainability Report


 

 

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RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT AND COUNSEL

 

Promoting the value of responsibility

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Changing the world together

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Promoting the impact economy

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Responsible investment and advice: fostering the value of responsibility

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1. ESG integration, our commitment

In 2009, Arcano joined the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment. Since then, its commitment to responsible investment has only grown, incorporating best practices at all stages of the investment life cycle and in all its strategies, as detailed in the Responsible Investment Policy, which includes the requirements of REGULATION (EU) 2019/2088 on sustainability disclosures.

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2. Impact products

We must take advantage of our experience, resources, and management capabilities to create products that proactively contribute to generating positive impacts, using the Sustainable Development Goals formulated by the United Nations in 2015 as a reference.

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Arcano social entrepreneurs: changing the world together

Through this program, Arcano provides resources and its employees' expertise in investment banking and asset management to social entrepreneurs aiming to build more robust business models so that their solutions have a greater impact on society.

 

II Edition of the Arcano 2021 Social Entrepreneur Award: Ricardo Martino, is Head of the Pediatric Palliative Care Section at the Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús and Vice President of the PORQUEVIVEN Foundation, The PORQUEVIVEN Foundation works to support the development of pediatric palliative care in Spain.

They collaborate with public services to create a culture that contemplates and develops pediatric palliative care from the point of view of integral care of the patient diagnosed with an incurable disease and his or her family so that they can live a fulfilling life. This also requires educational outreach, dissemination, awareness-raising, and training in palliative care.  

 


 

I Edition of the Arcano 2020 Social Entrepreneur Award: Pablo Santaeufemia, CEO and co-founder of Bridge For Billions, a for-profit social enterprise that offers online incubation solutions to startups. Bridge For Billions currently manages to eliminate the three main barriers that every entrepreneur encounters when accessing certain resources: price, location, and low acceptance rates.

“We are delighted with the program; the entrepreneur greatly values our experience, contacts, and involvement. At the same time, it enhances our team's pride in belonging to Arcano” Borja Oria, Borja Oria, Partner and CEO of Investment Banking.

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Foro Impacto Alliance: promoting the impact economy

At Arcano we aim to promote the impact economy and to carry this out we have created an alliance with Foro Impacto, the the Technical Secretariat of the National Advisory Board for Impact Investment (Spain NAB), which has been a member of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment since June 2019.

Through this collaboration, we seek to encourage a growing number of people to participate in impact investment and to contribute to the generation of industry knowledge. Among other actions, we have developed a Toolkit with the objective of attracting public and private funds to catalyze impact investment.

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SpainNAB Toolkit for attracting public and private funds to catalyse impact investment

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Información en materia de sostenibilidad

Sustainability-related disclosures

Arcano integrates sustainability risks into its investment decisions:

As an investors in a large number of companies, Arcano considers that one of the most significant responsibility with its stakeholders in general and with its clients, in particular, lies in: (i) Conducting business and operations with the highest ethical standards and (ii) Ensuring that Arcano integrates the leading Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) concerns into its investment decision making process to manage risk and enhance sustainable growth.

To enhance transparency and inform investors, Arcano integrates sustainability risks into its investment decisions available in our "Responsible Investment Policy".

 

Remuneration Policy:

The Remuneration Policy includes information on how the remuneration system is consistent with the integration of sustainability risks, as established in Article 5 of the Regulation (UE) 2019/2088.

 

Consideration of Sustainability Adverse Impacts in the investment decisions:

Arcano considers ESG factors as part of the investment process but, at this stage, will not consider adverse impacts of investment decisions on “sustainability factors” as specifically contemplated by the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2019/2088) (“SFDR”). Arcano has elected not to do so at the present time as it considers its existing ESG policies and procedures to be appropriate, proportional and tailored to the investment strategies of its funds.

Arcano sigue supervisando de cerca la evolución normativa con respecto al SFDR y otras lArcano continues to closely monitor regulatory developments with respect to the SFDR and other applicable ESG-focused laws and regulations and intends to work towards considering adverse impacts of investment decisions on sustainability factors, as prescribed by the SFDR, in due course.

 

Disclosure for financial products that promote environmental or social characteristics and those that have sustainable investment as their objective: