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Barrantagh Investment Management Inc.

PRI reporting framework 2020

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(Proxy) voting and shareholder resolutions

LEA 12. Typical approach to (proxy) voting decisions

12.1. Indicate how you typically make your (proxy) voting decisions.

Approach

Based on

          We use service providers as a second check to make decisions in a more comprehensive and complete fashion.
        

12.2. Provide an overview of how you ensure that your agreed-upon voting policy is adhered to, giving details of your approach when exceptions to the policy are made.

The PM on each mandate leads constructive discussions on any voting decisions that are not considered normal (i.e. appointing auditors), with the CIO and general investment team.  Together a consensus is formed and vote cast.

 

12.3. Additional information.[Optional]

This year we hired ISS to provide research and help support our own research in voting decisions.


LEA 13. Percentage of voting recommendations reviewed (Not Applicable)


LEA 14. Securities lending programme (Private)


LEA 15. Informing companies of the rationale of abstaining/voting against management

15.1. Indicate the proportion of votes participated in within the reporting year in which where you or the service providers acting on your behalf raised concerns with companies ahead of voting.

15.3. Additional information. [Optional]

Our due diligence process has screened out any major ESG issues prior to buying the shares, therefore no major ESG concerns have arisen.


LEA 16. Informing companies of the rationale of abstaining/voting against management

16.1. Indicate the proportion of votes where you, and/or the service provider(s) acting on your behalf, communicated the rationale to companies for abstaining or voting against management recommendations. Indicate this as a percentage out of all eligible votes.

16.4. Additional information. [Optional]

There were no issues because our fundamental research eliminates companies who do not address concerns we raise.


LEA 17. Percentage of (proxy) votes cast

17.1. For listed equities in which you or your service provider have the mandate to issue (proxy) voting instructions, indicate the percentage of votes cast during the reporting year.

Votes cast (to the nearest 1%)

100 %

Specify the basis on which this percentage is calculated

17.3. Additional information. [Optional]


LEA 18. Proportion of ballot items that were for/against/abstentions (Private)


LEA 19. Proportion of ballot items that were for/against/abstentions

19.1. Indicate whether your organisation has a formal escalation strategy following unsuccessful voting.

19.3. Additional information. [Optional]

We believe the best practices to change management attitudes is ongoing engagement.  If management continues to ignore issues which we believe are important for sustainability and will ultimately affect their return performance, we either do not invest or sell.


LEA 20. Shareholder resolutions (Private)


LEA 21. Examples of (proxy) voting activities (Private)


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