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Process for engagements run internally

LEA 03. Process for identifying and prioritising engagement activities

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.

03.1. Indicate whether your organisation has a formal process for identifying and prioritising engagement activities carried out by internal staff.

03.2. Describe the criteria used to identify and prioritise engagement activities carried out by internal staff.

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          Company Level - Engagement by Portfolio Managers who is in charge of the company analysis.
        

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

PM CAPITAL encourages good ESG practices and we engage the management of the companies that we own around the improvement of ESG practices.
Failing a suitable outcome, we are may approach the boards of listed companies directly, as well as taking our case to the press.


We will generally oppose proposals where we see:

  • The election of inappropriate directors, particularly where there is not a majority of independent directors or where there has been excessive turnover of board / senior executives
  • Excessive management remuneration arrangements, or a lack of alignment between executive incentive structures and a company‚Äôs operating performance
  • The appointment of auditors who are not independent.
  • Agitating for change in this way helps us to unlock the inherent value in a company in order to achieve a better outcome for our investors.

One example involved Austar which, as part of their Employee Share Plan, provided $43 million in interest-free loans to 13 senior managers and an $8.2 million interest-free loan to their chief executive.


As a minority shareholder, we were unable to block the employee share plan and so raised our concerns with management. We then voiced our views in the press to ensure that the new Employee Share Plan had more appropriate incentives in place.


LEA 04. Objectives for engagement activities

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04.1. Indicate if you define specific objectives for your engagement activities.

04.2. Indicate if you monitor the actions that companies take during and following your engagements activities carried out by internal staff.

04.3. Indicate if you do any of the following to monitor and evaluate the progress of your engagement activities carried out by internal staff.

04.4. Additional information. [Optional]

We will ensure any engagement has been handled as a part of our continued due dilligence.


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