Governance to us means more than simply complying with laws in
the countries where we and our companies operate; our management
and governance structure ensures that we are completely
accountable, transparent and aligned with the Firm's and our
Bridgepoint is led by a Group Board, Bridgepoint Advisers
Limited that provides leadership and strategic direction for the
Firm. An Investment Committee, consisting
of our most experienced partners, makes our investment decisions,
and Remuneration, Audit, ESG & Risk and Adjudication Committees
ensure that we comply with national laws and implement regulatory
practices. A partner-level General Counsel oversees how we are
adhering to our own internal policies and operating procedures.
The companies we invest in have similar governance structures to
ensure legal compliance and to monitor performance. Investment
companies are also structured so that Bridgepoint has to approve
any major decisions before they're made.
We have internal guidelines to manage conflicts of interest,
taking into account our fund management obligations and fiduciary
duties. Wherever we need to address conflicts, we do it with
integrity, professionalism and in the best interest of our
investors. Each Bridgepoint fund also has an Investors' Committee
that discusses the fund's investment strategy or performance and
any potential or actual conflicts of interest.
Bridgepoint also has a long-standing European
Advisory Board of distinguished individuals from government,
industry and academia to provide a different, external perspective
on these matters.