The revised Shareholder Rights Directive (2007/36/EC) recognises that shareholders often exert short-term pressure on investee companies, at the expense of longer term value creation and ESG issues.
The Directive seeks to mitigate this by addressing some principal agent problems in the investment chain.
At a glance
|INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS||ASSET MANAGERS||PROXY ADVISORS||COMPANY DIRECTORS|
In general, institutional investor, asset manager and proxy advisor requirements are on a comply-or-explain basis. Requirements for company directors are mandatory.
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Policy briefing: EU shareholder rights directive
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