Storebrand's main tool in active ownership is direct dialogue with companies. It is our experience that direct dialogue (i.e. by qualified personnel) is a resource efficient way of achieving improvements, and one that is also valued by the corporates of which we hold equities or bonds.
Voting activities are thus limited to domestic markets, and follow the Governance Code and prioritised issues as described earlier.
Voting is performed via third party, but any voting processes require significant quality control at several stages by in-house resources, both in Operations and Front Office.