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Great Lakes Advisors

PRI reporting framework 2017

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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]


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

We believe proxy voting to be a key responsibility of investors and a vital means of communicating with and influencing portfolio companies. We carefully consider all proxy ballot items based upon our deep knowledge of each company and with reference to third-party proxy research. In all cases, we vote proxy ballots in the best interests of our clients.

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).

GLA's Proxy Voting Committee meets quarterly to review whether proxy votes conform to GLA's guidelines and, if not, whether a valid reason, supported by sufficient documentation, is in place.