THE NAYA STEWARDSHIP CODE DISCLAIMER
COMMITMENT TO THE UK STEWARDSHIP CODE
Under Rule 2.2.3R of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (“FCA”) Conduct of Business Sourcebook, Naya Capital Management UK Limited (“Naya” or `the Firm”), to the extent it is managing investments for a professional client (as defined by the FCA), is required to include a disclosure about the nature of its commitment to the UK Financial Reporting Council’s Stewardship Code (the “Code”) or, where it does not commit to the Code, explain its considered choice based on the firm’s investment approach. The Code is a voluntary code and sets out a number of principles relating to engagement by investors in UK-listed companies.
The Firm invests in a variety of asset classes in a variety of jurisdictions globally and exposure to U.K. listed companies is chiefly achieved through investment in (non-voting) financial derivative positions.
Therefore, whilst Naya generally supports the objectives that underlie the Code, the nature of the financial instruments it uses to execute its strategy do not allow it to formally engage with investee companies through voting rights. The Firm has therefore chosen not to commit to the Code at this time.