Winner of AIC Shareholder Engagement Award to be announced in September
“Biggest platforms in sector” leading on shareholder engagement – lang cat.
Now in its third year, the Shareholder Engagement Award from the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) recognises the investment platform that has done the most to help shareholders engage with their investment companies. This includes facilitating shareholder voting and AGM attendance.
The judging process, which is conducted by platform experts the lang cat, has now begun, with the winner to be announced in September.
interactive investor won the award in 2021 and 2022.
Annabel Brodie-Smith, Communications Director of the Association of Investment Companies (AIC), said: “It’s vital that investors in investment companies are able to exercise their rights as shareholders, whether that’s attending AGMs, voting or taking part in corporate actions.
“Platforms have done so much to make it easy to invest in investment companies, and they are increasingly making it easier for their customers to exercise these important rights as well.”
“Often in financial services, one looks to newer, nimbler providers to take the lead on process change and innovation but in this instance, it’s very much the biggest platforms in the sector who are leading on this.”
Steve Nelson, Insight Director at the lang cat
Steve Nelson, Insight Director at the lang cat, said: “Since running the award we’ve been pleased to see that many platforms in the sector take shareholder engagement extremely seriously, with many of the biggest platforms making clear and significant investment and progress in this field.
“Often in financial services, one looks to newer, nimbler providers to take the lead on process change and innovation but in this instance, it’s very much the biggest platforms in the sector who are leading on this. And that’s heartening to see from a consumer perspective.”
You can read more about the Shareholder Engagement Award here, including details of the judging process and a submission framework for platforms.
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