UK investors 'not utilising' shareholder rights

Tulipshare poll

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Research was conducted by Tulipshare

Research was conducted by Tulipshare

Only one in four UK investors always exercise their shareholder right to vote on key issues at investee companies, with the majority unaware they can have a say in how a company is run, according to new research.

A poll by activist investing platform Tulipshare found that less than half of investors surveyed (43%) are aware they have voting rights as a company shareholder, meaning that nearly 60% of the 1,001 interviewed do not know they can vote on issues such as corporate actions, climate change policies and the appointment of board members. Tulipshare pointed out that with most US companies hosting their AGMs between April and June every year, retail investors still have time to cast their vote on company issues. CDP: Only one third of companies developing climate transition plans Antoin...

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