As an investment manager, we take our ownership responsibilities seriously as we believe the right to vote as proxy is an important asset. Our primary objective when voting will be maximising the value of our funds and our clients’ investments.
The following summarises our voting policy:
• We aim to vote on resolutions concerning companies in which our clients are invested, where we have been assigned the right to vote; and
• While we will seek to vote on most company resolutions, in some instances, such as corporate, and social policy issues we may abstain from voting. In such circumstances, the decision will be disclosed as part of our Proxy Voting reporting requirements.