We believe that exercising our entitlement to vote is an important act in fulfilling our fiduciary duty to investors. By voting and interacting with listed company Boards we can positively influence the returns to shareholders. In a broader sense we can encourage better corporate governance and financial decisions by Boards.
As a long-term investor, Nikko AM Limited is focused on the fundamental performance of the corporates in which we invest. By positively influencing corporate governance we can actively improve returns to investors while promoting long-term decision making by Boards and management. Voting is an important tool in promoting long-term corporate decision making.
Nikko AM Limited supports the consideration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors by corporates. In the long-term ESG issues can materially affect corporate valuations. By promoting the consideration of ESG factors, Nikko AM Limited aims to positively influence investor returns and corporate decision making. By voting we can improve corporate governance and communicate the importance of ESG factors.