PF Vervoer has outscourced Voting to Glass Lewis. In terms of Issuer Engagement, Glass Lewis do not engage directly on behalf of Vervoer. However, as part of its issuer engagement policy, Glass Lewis directly engages with issuers on an annual basis.
In 2018, Glass Lewis conducted over 1,700 engagement meetings and calls globally across all of our research teams, an increase of 23.4% in total engagements over 2017. We also fielded over 3,200 individual inquiries and requests from companies. The largest increases in 2018 were driven by the U.S. research team (453 meetings in 2018, versus 276 in 2017; a 56% increase) and Canadian team (77 meetings in 2018, versus 40 in 2017; a 92.5% increase). In Europe, Glass Lewis held approximately 712 meetings with European companies in 2018, a 27.6% increase over prior year. A couple markets had slight decreases in total number of engagement meetings in 2018; specifically, in Asian markets we held 79 meetings in 2018, versus 87 in 2017, and our Australia/New Zealand/South Africa team held 268 meetings in 2018, versus 306 meetings in 2017.
PF Vervoer has outscourced Engagement to Hermes EOS.