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Stewardship

 

On behalf of their clients, asset managers act as stewards for the companies in which they invest, to encourage better governance and improve their financial, environmental and social performance. Investors do so by exercising their shareholders’ rights, and engage with investee companies on issues relevant to the sustainability and long-term performance of the firm. Such issues typically including firm governance, due diligence, executive remuneration and the overall business strategy.

 

EFAMA adopted a Stewardship Code with principles for asset managers’ engagement with investee companies. We support the development of pragmatic, evidence-based regulation and promote consistency across different pieces of legislation. We contribute to developing the EU sustainable corporate governance agenda and support members with the implementation of the revised Shareholders Rights Directive.

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