FÉRIQUE Fund Management and sustainable development
Our governance structure aims to promote rigorous management and a strong culture of ethics and transparency.
Ensuring the sustainability of our organization
For a vision based on sustainable development to be embodied in the operations of a company, it must be part of an organizational structure, a sustainable development policy and a concrete master plan.
Management of FÉRIQUE Fund Management and the ESG Strategic Committee of the Board of Directors are devoting significant efforts to this vast project.
These efforts have notably made it possible to carry out an inventory of best ESG practices; to establish at what level FÉRIQUE Fund Management was in relation to these practices; establish the ESG priorities of the organization; to recommend to the Board an organizational structure that will allow the establishment of a culture aimed at best ESG practices within FÉRIQUE; and finally, to submit to the Board a master plan including key indicators and targets, as well as a sustainable development policy.
Our ESG organizational structure
The new organizational structure approved by the Board provides that ESG responsibility will henceforth be integrated into all Board committees and, consequently, into all of FÉRIQUE's operations, rather than being the sole responsibility of the ESG Committee.
Under our vision of sustainable development, the notions of integrity and responsibility are at the heart of each of our actions. We have provided FÉRIQUE Fund Management and its subsidiary, FÉRIQUE Investment Services, with a code of ethics presenting the principles that should guide our employees in the conduct of their business, based on the best governance practices. All FÉRIQUE employees and directors are required to abide by this code, regardless of the circumstances: it is a condition of employment.
Operational risk management is a priority for our organization and, in terms of governance, reports to the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Board administration. In recent years, in the context of the digital transformation of financial systems, we have paid particular attention to cybersecurity risks, and especially to measures aimed at ensuring the confidentiality of customer data.