With the publication of its voting report, MainFirst aims to create transparency about the fiduciary exercise of voting rights associated with our investors’ assets.
This effect may only be one small part of the overall picture; however, it is precisely here that active asset managers can make a difference where they hold significant positions in individual companies. Considering that the attendance rate of the capital represented is all too often very low, this means that it is all the more important not to ignore these rights, but rather to exercise them in the best interest of investors.
It is important for us to document this comprehensively and to communicate it more transparently. This is because communication and dialogue can often solve the apparent contradiction between finance and sustainability.