Assessing and engaging asset managers on Proxy Voting: controversial votes in 2017 and issues for 2018
Proxy voting is a key right of asset ownership – an opportunity for asset owners to influence the strategic direction and governance of the businesses they own.
This report analyses and reviews the proxy voting practices of a selection of leading UK charity fund managers. The report focuses on controversial votes from the 2017 AGM season, covering board structure, pay and auditors. The report also looks ahead to the 2018 AGM season and identifies some key questions for asset managers.