Funds Announcing in Advance of Annual Meetings
A growing number of funds announce their proxy votes in advance of corporate meetings. In a petition, I urged the SEC to require this of all funds. (Rulemaking Petition for Real-Time Disclosure of Proxy Votes, SEC File 4-748, Jul. 9, 2019) Please add your support by following the instructions at the end of Mutual Fund Wars Over Fees AND Proxy Votes. These funds are not ashamed of how they voted.
- Those marked with * appear to be the only ones posting in advance. Others used to do so.
- BCI – British Columbia Investment Management Corporation
- Calvert* Research and Management- After typing the company’s name or ticker in the search box, click the +Expand button
- CBIS* (Christian Brothers Investment Services)
- CPPIB (Canada Pension Plan Investment Board)
- CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System)
- CalSTRS* (California State Teachers’ Retirement System)
- COPERA (Colorado)
- Domini Impact Investments
- Florida SBA Florida State Board of Administration
- Legal & General
- NEI Investments
- Neuberger Berman but only a select few announced in advance
- New York City Comptroller* After typing the company’s name or ticker in the search box, click the +Expand button listed under one of the sections to open the company vote results.
- Norges Bank* Reports 5 days prior to the shareholder meeting.
- OPERS (Ohio Public Employees Retirement System)
- OTPP (Ontario Teachers Pension Plan)
- Pax World
- Praxis* (only a few days in advance)
- Trillium Asset Management*
Research How Funds Voted: Commercial Resources
The best source I have found for locating votes announced before annual meetings is Proxy Insight, a subscription service. If you really want to know who is voting how… or even who is likely to vote one way or another based on the historical record, Proxy Insight has the best data I have found.
In the past, you could hire Fund Votes to analyze a specific set of proxy votes. Jackie Cook sold her database to Morningstar and is doing some fantastic research for them. She often works with Jon Hale, so search his name to find more of her research.