Lazard Frères Gestion signs UN PRI

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Paris head-quartered Lazard Frères Gestion announced the company has signed the six principles set by United Nations for responsible investment. The firm integrated ESG factors in its funds management process ten years ago.

Axel Laroza, analyst-fund manager at Lazard Frères Gestion and responsible for French Sicav Objectif Investissement Responsable commented: “We are convinced that integrating ESG factors when analysing companies allows the improvement of risk management into helping to identify upstream extra-financial risks, especially reputation risks.”

Launched in 2001, the French Sicav Objectif Investissement Responsable outperformed its benchmark, Eurostoxx index, over 3 and 5 years.

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Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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