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Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.

PRI reporting framework 2017

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(Proxy) voting and shareholder resolutions

Overview

LEA 17. Voting policy & approach

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17.1. Indicate whether your organisation has a formal voting policy.

17.2. Indicate what your voting policy covers:

17.3. Attach or provide a URL to your voting policy. [Optional]

URL

Attach document


17.4. Provide a brief overview of your organization’s approach to (proxy) voting.

The global proxy research and voting services of ISS are employed to help analyze and vote proxies on behalf of our clients. ISS prepares the voting recommendations for all items for which we are entitled to vote. We review these recommendations to ensure that they correctly reflect our position and make changes where appropriate. Unusual proposals are identified and reviewed in greater detail by the portfolio manager with direct responsibility for that investment within the context of our proxy voting guidelines. The rationale for changes in voting recommendations is documented by the portfolio manager.

17.5. Provide an overview of how you ensure your voting policy is adhered to, giving details of your approach when exceptions to the policy are made (if applicable).

The Entitlements team within the Investment Resource Group (IRG) provide support by supplying reporting of upcoming votes to managers and monitoring ballots ready for voting.


Process

LEA 18. Typical approach to (proxy) voting decisions

18.1. Indicate how you typically make your (proxy) voting decisions.

Approach

Based on

18.2. Additional information.[Optional]


LEA 19. Percentage of voting recommendations reviewed (Not Applicable)


LEA 20. Confirmation of votes (Private)


LEA 21. Securities lending programme (Private)


LEA 22. Informing companies of the rationale of abstaining/voting against management

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22.1. Indicate whether you or the service providers acting on your behalf raise any concerns with companies ahead of voting

22.2. Indicate whether you and/or the service provider(s) acting on your behalf, communicate the rationale to companies, when , you abstain or vote against management recommendations.

22.3. Additional information. [Optional]


Outputs and outcomes

LEA 23. Percentage of (proxy) votes cast

23.1. For listed equities where you and/or your service provider have the mandate to issue (proxy) voting instructions, indicate the percentage of votes cast during the reporting year.

Votes cast (to the nearest 1%)

98 %

Specify the basis on which this percentage is calculated

23.2. Explain your reason(s) for not voting certain holdings

          While CC&L takes its voting responsibilities very seriously and uses best efforts to exercise these rights in all cases, there may be situations when it may be impractical or impossible for CC&L to vote. Such circumstances include a limited number of international markets where share blocking applies. Due to the liquidity and administrative challenges, CC&L will typically not vote in these situations, but may deviate from this approach if the situation warrants.
        

23.3. Additional information. [Optional]


LEA 24. Proportion of ballot items that were for/against/abstentions

24.1. Indicate if you track the voting instructions that you and/or your service provider on your behalf have issued.

24.2. Of the voting instructions that you and/or third parties on your behalf issued, indicate the proportion of ballot items that were:

Voting instructions
Breakdown as percentage of votes cast
For (supporting) management recommendations
90 %
Against (opposing) management recommendations
9.9 %
Abstentions
0.1 %
100%

24.3. Describe the actions you take after voting against management recommendations.

          In order to understand company-specific issues, a significant commitment is made to management interviews. This includes personally interviewing the key decision-makers of each company in our coverage universe. When we vote against management, we use these meetings as an opportunity to communicate our rationale, listen to the perspective of management as well as express our desired outcome. The key takeaways from these meetings are used to establish specific milestones expected to drive value creation or changes to the area of concern regarding the vote. These are monitored with subsequent follow-up meetings or phone calls.
        

24.4. Additional information. [Optional]


LEA 25. Shareholder resolutions (Private)


LEA 26. Examples of (proxy) voting activities (Not Completed)


Communication

LEA 27. Disclosing voting activities

27.1. Indicate if your organisation proactively discloses information on your voting activities.

27.5. Indicate the voting information your organisation proactively discloses to clients/beneficiaries.

Indicate how much of your voting record you disclose

Indicate what level of explanation you provide

27.6. Indicate how frequently you report voting information.

27.8. Additional information. [Optional]

 

 

 

 


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