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AGM Snapshot 2019

February 2020 / Link Market Services

Welcome to the sixth edition of the Link Group AGM Snapshot.

Our Meeting Services team have analysed the results of over 1,800 meetings facilitated by Link Group in 2019. We have reviewed key voting patterns which point to some interesting observations on how investors view the companies they are investing in.

In our latest report, we examine the trends that have emerged from this season as shareholders make their presence felt on key issues through increased activism and dissent.

In a year of heightened awareness of climate change, global investor discourse is becoming more focused on ESG matters and again this year we observe investor demands for more ‘transparency and accountability’ in company governance.

With changes afoot to support greater engagement through technology, the number of hybrid AGMs Link Group facilitated in 2019 rose by 22% to a record number of online participants, highlighting the growing trend toward this technology.

Our insights are based on analysing the data obtained from the activities we undertake on behalf of our clients. Our teams in Investor Relations, Share Plans, Company Secretarial and Governance are here to help you navigate your next meeting. With 94% of clients surveyed rating our AGM management as either very good or excellent, we are confident that our services can fit your needs as well as your investors’.

Connecting people to their assets is core to our business at Link. We hope you enjoy the insights from our Meeting Services team.

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