Reflections on the proxy voting season - Q3 2021
Date: 13 October 2021
Stewardship Code 2020
The quarter brought the welcome news that as part of Quilter plc, we became one of the first wave of signatories to the 2020 Stewardship Code.
Voting in action
From 1 July 2021 voting began on our discretionary holdings in the US and Europe. Since we began voting in March 2017 our voting universe has increased by 350%. The third quarter is always quieter, compared to the previous AGM heavy period, and the focus for a number of our engagements were follow up conversations particularly with chairs of investment trusts.