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).
As noted above, HMC determines how to cast votes related to governance. HMC has a Proxy Voting Policy for governance-related proposals and integrates that policy into HMC's automated research and proxy voting system. This system helps ensure that HMC votes proxies in a more consistent manner. Exceptions to the Proxy Voting Policy for governance-related proposals must be approved by ther Chief Compliance Officer.