Proxy and corporate governance analysis
Corporate governance considerations are of increasing importance in proxy vote decisions. Institutional corporate governance managers and proxy advisers, such as ISS, Glass Lewis, the Investment Association (IVIS) and PIRC, are playing a more prominent role in institutional investors’ vote decision making. Boudicca employs corporate governance experts who have collectively worked for more than 30 years at the top proxy advisers. We will examine your shareholder meeting proposals against each proxy adviser’s and institutional investor’s individual criteria and determine the issues that will be of interest. We identify the key drivers that will ultimately affect vote decisions, so that these can feed into our messaging and engagement strategy. The Boudicca team will also assess your corporate governance practices in relation to the policies of the top international proxy advisers, to give us the greatest opportunity to achieve favourable voting outcomes.