We strongly encourage responsible share-owner stewardship.
Stewardship is defined as “the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially : the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care” – Merriam-Webster
We focus on linking voting recommendations to matters that concern our clients, with specific focus on shareholder resolutions relating to boards, board committees, remuneration policies, corporate governance, environmental and social responsibility matters.
This we achieve by constantly monitoring issuers on behalf of our share-owner clients. We base our voting research and recommendations on issuers’ public disclosures and other sources of information, including direct engagement with such issuers.
Being independent enables us to provide objective corporate research, data analysis and engagement with our clients. We have an unconflicted view of matters involving the issuers in which our clients invest and are able to take an independent position during discussions with them.