Norbert Schlenker wrote:I'm curious to know how many FWF readers that invest in individual equities take their proxies seriously. It's the start of annual meeting season, with the banks going first because of their October year ends but things will be in full swing in a couple of months.
Does anyone care? If so, do you have standard rules that govern how you vote on directors and proposals? Have you ever considered a formal policy like mutual funds now must have (and disclose), e.g. PH&N's guidelines?
Ditto.I don't bother most of the time. I don't own enough stock of any one company to even be in the round off error several decimal places deep.
Shakespeare wrote:But the way to vote with a stock if you don't agree with management is with your feet: sell it.)
Under the terms of the Plan, the Committee has exercised its discretion to convert the 100% price-conditioned options that were issued to Mr. Comper within the three years preceding his retirement to 50% price-conditioned options upon Mr. Comper's retirement.
Pretty well sums it up for me.AltaRed wrote:I don't bother most of the time. I don't own enough stock of any one company to even be in the round off error several decimal places deep. I only do if I am really twisted off at something.
Should be maybe, but probably won't be. Recall that in the US mutual fund companies, including I'm sad to say Vanguard, strongly resisted legislation to force them to publish how they voted lest they offend the managements of the firms whose pension plan management business they coveted.martingale wrote:On the other hand, perhaps that investor advocate really should be your mutual fund manager.
Norbert Schlenker wrote:It's bank proxy season again and BMO arrived first in the mail.
I'm voting against (well, I can't, but I'll withhold my vote for) the members of the Compensation Committee as a result.
At a Toronto conference on Monday, officials from both companies and investor groups outlined their mounting frustration with the excessively complex process for counting shareholder votes at annual meetings, saying the system is error-prone and lacks transparency to be able to spot mistakes when they happen.
Insomniac wrote:can't see anything wrong with that.
Bylo Selhi wrote:I can. We need to support Vanguard in Canada, if for no other reason than, to put MER pressure on BlackRock.
AltaRed wrote:I don't bother most of the time. I don't own enough stock of any one company to even be in the round off error several decimal places deep. I only do if I am really twisted off at something.
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