We believe the social and environmental aspects of businesses ultimately influence returns. As such, we fully expect that our investments, whilst producing superior returns, should be based on sound ESG principles.
This approach is embodied in the Investment Principles and Business Values that guide our people and processes across every part of our business.
We support the evidence that more diverse and inclusive companies tend to outperform their competitors. We also look to deliver diversity of thought at the board and senior management levels of ADM Capital, and to all the companies we support.
ADM Capital believes that an inclusive workplace environment, where a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and ways of thinking are valued and embraced, allows employees to feel comfortable being themselves, which in turn, boosts their engagement, productivity levels and overall happiness.
ADM Capital prides itself on being a trusted, reliable and accountable lender. Key origination channels include previous borrowers and transaction participants who report successful outcomes. We are a relationship-driven, client focussed investment manager and seek constructive outcomes for all stakeholders.
We insist on a culture of diversity and strong governance, with investment and operational standards frequently reviewed and improved to ensure consistent and superior performance.
Our investors can expect transparent reporting, timely and regular updates, engagement of the highest quality, independent third-party service providers and adherence to leading industry and regulatory standards.
We believe in investing in our future not borrowing from it.
We view Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) integration as part of our fiduciary duty and believe that as a fund manager, we have an important role to play in supporting our portfolio companies’ environmental and social outcomes. This is reflected in our Environmental & Social Management System and our associated policies, which are central to our overall risk management framework.
ESG due diligence and management can mitigate potential environmental and social risks that would otherwise reduce an investee company’s financial viability and may also identify business opportunities that could enhance an investee company’s financial position. Supported by our Sustainability Advisor, ESG Committee, the ADM Capital Foundation, investors and our various partners, we lead by example and are committed to setting private market sustainability standards without compromising performance.
ADM Capital does not have a typical borrower profile and we consider each financing opportunity based on the unique and nuanced situation of the individual borrower. Our team IS creative and flexible in providing solutions. ADM Capital can move quickly and confidentially to assess risk and underwrite loans.
Long-standing regional sourcing networks and an understanding of the evolving economic, political and regulatory environment allows ADM Capital to maintain allocational flexibility, taking advantage of the changeable risk-adjusted returns presented across industries in developed and emerging markets.
We understand Asia’s entrepreneurial small businesses across economic cycles, and are able to support the pursuit of opportunities in growth environments and resolve financial problems during downturns. Our Founding Partners launched ADM Capital in the uncertainty following the Asian Financial Crisis, and we are one of the most experienced private credit managers in Asia’s emerging markets. We approach our own business with an ambitious, progressive mindset and are committed to maintaining our edge as a diligent, flexible and responsible investor.
ADM Capital’s senior investment professionals have in-depth structured credit, risk and portfolio management experience. Our underwriting standards, refined over 23 years of emerging market credit investing, are never compromised and are applied consistently across countries, sectors and lending situations regardless of the dry powder available on our platform.
We control risk – assessing business, market, credit and liquidity risks – to ensure portfolios are diversified and align clearly with our Investment Principles.