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Genesis Investment Management, LLP

PRI reporting framework 2018

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LEA 16. Typical approach to (proxy) voting decisions

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


Based on

16.2. 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).

We have set out proxy voting guidelines for our Investment Team and these guidelines are applied across 30+ countries and many sectors.  Whenever we vote against management, a summary of the reasoning is included and this summary also appears in the reports provided to our clients.

16.3. Additional information.[Optional]

Genesis has contracted with Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. (ISS), an independent third-party provider of proxy voting and corporate governance services. Specifically, ISS has been retained to provide proxy research and recommendations, execute votes as instructed by Genesis and keep various records necessary for tracking proxy voting materials and proxy voting actions taken for our clients’ accounts.  ISS services, performance and potential conflicts of interest are reviewed on a periodic basis.


ISS recommendations are one form of external research which is factored into the decision-making process by our Investment Team. We analyse each voting issue independently and do not necessarily vote in line with company management or the ISS recommendations.

LEA 17. Percentage of voting recommendations reviewed (Not Applicable)

LEA 18. Confirmation of votes (Private)

LEA 19. Securities lending programme (Private)

LEA 20. Informing companies of the rationale of abstaining/voting against management

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

20.2. 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.

          Where appropriate, in connection with material voting issues and in particular where we vote against management, we will contact the company to explain our decision-making process and promote best practice.

20.3. Additional information. [Optional]

If sufficient information is not included in the proxy materials, we will often contact the company directly for clarifiation.