Voting

NESPF seeks to encourage the companies it invests in to operate the highest standards of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. As a major long term shareholder, the main tools open to the NESPF to use its influence is by the responsible exercise of its voting power and engagement on social and environmental factors with the companies in which it invests.

Voting Disclosure

NESPF Fund votes at all Annual General Meetings and extraordinary meetings for companies in which we invest. PIRC (Pensions & Investment Research Consultants Ltd) is the current service provider who provides voting advice to the Pension Fund. LAPFF (Local Authority Pension Fund Forum) also provide us with research including the receipt of regular alerts on FTSE 350 companies with serious corporate governance failings. Both sources of information are taken into account when making our voting decision. All voting on behalf of our investments with external active Fund Managers is carried out In-house. Voting on our Passive investments is carried out by State Street Global Advisors and our diversified growth funds by their relevant fund manager.

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