Almost all investment firms claim to have deep, principled understanding of what makes a successful business, and their claims can sound remarkably similar. The principles that guide GCG operations have been developed with the utmost care for our customers in mind.
Scheduling sufficient time to listen to clients is not just a service requirement; it is fundamental to knowing our clients and doing what is best for them as your partner in wealth preservation, protection, and growth. Without open and honest communication, we won't be able to learn what drives them and what they hope to accomplish during our time working together.
After a thorough discussion and mutually agreed upon course of action, we believe the service we provide should never give rise to worry or unease. You should be able to take it easy, knowing that we are working towards the same goal and that your affairs are in good hands. We tailor an adaptable investment strategy to you by first getting to know you, then keeping you up to date on progress, and finally discussing any shifts in your personal circumstances or financial goals.
Our responsible investment strategy considers your priorities, whether they be financial returns, risk management, social impact, or compliance with regulations. Fundamental to responsible investing is a thorough method and a sharp awareness of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) considerations. We believe that in the long run, if you stick to these guidelines, you can still achieve your investment goals and enjoy a healthy return on your money.
Responsible investing, in our view, is also smart investing because of the following reasons:
Stock prices are impacted by environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns. The prevalence of such concerns may also vary over time and across organisational boundaries and industries.
A keen comprehension of: Successful investing requires a keen awareness of the impact environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues have on stock prices.
Integrating ESG: Integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into a company's culture and processes increases the likelihood of long-term investment success.
Improve your investment returns through "active ownership," or taking an active role in managing your stock portfolio.
We don't see any contradiction between doing good for the world and making money on your investments. An ethical investment strategy prioritises appropriate risk exposure without jeopardising returns. Both our discretionary and advisory portfolio management services incorporate responsible investing.
The same environmentally responsible policies that we advocate for in the companies we back are already in place here. We participate in a wide variety of trade groups and are committed to the Principles for Responsible Investment, which were developed by the United Nations (PRI). To further promote and engage companies about issues we care about and to push the belief that good ESG practises are part of a share's value-creation process, we as active investors can use our voting power.
The team at GCG is confident that we can help our clients realise their financial dreams if we work closely with them. By working together, we can make sure every client is aware of what's happening with their case and why certain decisions are being made.
One of our main offerings is the opportunity for clients to have a say in the planning and execution of their portfolio's investment strategy. Cooperation guarantees that everyone is on the same page and that customers are kept up to date on their portfolio's status.
Investment portfolios are actively managed by GSF Asia Pacific, which looks for assets trading at a discount to book value and promising future growth. In order to find stocks that are undervalued or whose current price is not reflective of their longer-term fundamentals, we dedicate a lot of time and energy to conducting thorough research on various companies. These underpriced assets may contain a treasure trove of unrealised potential.
Market herd mentality is something we try to avoid by not selling or buying when everyone else is, unless there are compelling fundamental reasons to do so. When such behaviour is observed, we take a more objective look at the situation. Our emotional responses have become more measured as we've learned to step back and assess the big picture before acting. Since the company's inception, we've stuck to this strategy, which has allowed us to keep our clients' investments safe even as some of our competitors have seen their values plummet.