Sustainability Factors – Investment/IBIPs/Pension Advice
In accordance with the sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (‘SFDR’), we inform you that when providing advice on insurance-based investment products/investments, we assess, in addition to relevant financial risks, relevant sustainability risk as far as this information is available in relation the products/advised on. This means that we assess environmental, social or governance events/conditions that, if they occur, could have a material negative impact on the value of the investment.
We integrate these risks in our advice in the following way: We review product provider literature in relation to sustainability risks, we liaise with the providers in relation to any queries in relation to the funds. This information is reviewed by the firm on an ongoing basis.
Considering Principal Adverse Impacts on Sustainability factors in the advice:
When providing advice on insurance-based investment products (‘IBIPs’) or investment advice we assess the PAI information published by product manufacturers as follows: Leahy Investment Advisers will examine the Product Providers literature to establish the Principal Adverse impact for the relevant products. Leahy Investment Advisers will then compare financial products across available providers to make informed investment decisions about the suitability of ESG products for individual clients.
Impact on Return
We have not assessed the likely impacts of sustainability risks on the returns of Investment/Pensions since we have not been able to identify any sustainability risks that are relevant.
We are remunerated by commission and other payments from product producers. When assessing products, we will consider the different approach taken by product providers in terms of them integrating sustainability risks into their product offering. This will form part of our analysis for choosing a product provider.
Sustainability Factors – Investments/IBIPs/Pension Advice
We take due care so that our internal remuneration policy with respect to investment or insurance advice on insurance-based products (‘IBIPs’) promotes sound and effective risk management in relation to sustainability risk and does not encourage excessive risk-taking with respect to sustainability risks.
When assessing products, we will consider the different approach taken by product providers in terms of them integrating sustainability risk into their product offering. This will form part of our analysis for choosing a product provider.