Because of the often significant shareholdings in Swiss companies, Swisscanto follows the “2016 Swisscanto Sustainability Proxy Voting Guidelines for Swiss Companies” guideline, which focuses on specific concerns of Swisscanto. For companies headquartered outside Switzerland, the ISS “2016 Sustainability International Proxy Voting Summary Guidelines” apply. English versions of both voting policy documents are available on the Internet.
The guidelines for the exercise of voting rights are applicable within the Swisscanto Group for both fund companies, Swisscanto Fund Management Company Ltd. in Switzerland and Swisscanto Asset Management International S.A. in Luxembourg. Both fund companies rely on the same voting
policy, but have their own decision-making bodies.
Please notice: We did change 2017 our voting policy and voting guidelines. The documents for 2016 are not any more available on our website.