The results revealed a very active use of various active ownership methods among our external asset managers. Voting activity was again very high; most managers voted in close to a 100% of cases. Over three quarters of our asset managers were involved in discussions and meetings with companies or in the engagement projects. Over half of the managers collaborated with other investors.
Various more granular level metrics were collected from both voting and engagement activity, such as utilisation of proxy advisor, votes cast for or against, top voting themes, geographical split of general meetings participated, method, lenght and outcomes of engagements undertaken as well as most common engagement themes and their respective sector biases.
In addition, for the first time, we asked specific questions about collaborations and global frameworks, and plan to follow their acceptance as well going forward.