What Is Proxy Voting and Why You Should Care
You are a shareholder of the companies in your portfolio, and proxy voting is the way for you to have a say.
Would you own a business without paying attention to how it’s being run and who’s running it?
When you buy a stock, you become a part business owner of that company. Proxy voting allows shareholders like yourself to influence company operations and decisions; it’s the primary way that you can have a say in how public companies around the world are governed. The issues at stake in many proxy votes typically focus on the long-term benefits to a company, making the process that much more relevant for investors and functioning of the market.
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