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Podcast Archives: Shareholder Advocacy

Episode 49 | June 17, 2019

Allianz Global Investors Combines Active Management and Shareholder Advocacy

Christian McCormick, CFA, Director and Senior ESG Specialist with Allianz Global Investors

McCormick shares his experience of shareholder advocacy–in 2018 the firm participated in 8,500 shareholder meetings. Alliance GI reported poor links between executive pay and company performance and voted against 74% of compensation proposals in the U.S.

Episode 45 | May 20, 2019

Generating Alpha Through Active Portfolio Management at Brown Advisory

Karina Funk, Partner, Portfolio Manager, and Head of Sustainable Investing at Brown Advisory

Funk shares her three criteria for choosing companies with sustainable business advantages (SBAs) for the Brown Advisory Large Cap Sustainable Growth Portfolio, which invests in companies that will thrive in a resource-constrained world.

Episode 43 | May 8, 2019

How Nuveen Is Addressing the Responsible Investing Taxonomy Problem

Amy O'Brien, Head of Responsible Investing at Nuveen, a TIAA company

How do advisors and asset managers integrate portfolio strategies, shareholder activism and other investor motivations? O’Brien describes Nuveen’s rigorous, platform-wide approach.

Episode 37 | March 16, 2019

ESG Metrics and Shareholder Advocacy Drive Appleseed’s Top Performance on Morningstar World Allocation

Matt Blume, Portfolio Manager and Head of ESG Research, Appleseed Capital

APPLX ended 2018 with performance in the top 5% of Morningstar’s World Allocation category for 1, 3 and 10 years. Blume tells us how shareholder advocacy can influence the integration of ESG metrics into the long term value creation of companies owned in the Appleseed Fund (APPLX), for which his firm is the adviser.

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