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Institutional investors establish the first edition of a Dutch Stewardship Code

Pension funds, insurers and asset managers have prepared a draft Dutch Stewardship Code which expresses their position as an engaged and responsible shareholder at Dutch listed companies. Application of the code’s principles by institutional investors will contribute to sustainable long-term value creation of the investee companies and, consequently, to the long-term returns on the investment portfolio. The code also makes pension funds, insurers and asset managers more accountable to their beneficiaries and clients by making transparent how the exercise of the shareholder rights have contributed to the protection of the value of the investment portfolio. The draft code of conduct has been prepared by Eumedion participants and has been launched today by a public consultation.

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Dutch listed companies are more focused on the longer term

Executives of Dutch listed companies pay much more attention to the long-term consequences of their strategy and policy than their US colleagues. This long-term orientation has also become somewhat stronger over the past ten years and is mainly driven by the long-term horizon of the shareholders of the Dutch listed companies and of the executive remuneration policy via the incorporation of long-term performance criteria. These are the main findings of research conducted by the Institute for Governance and Organizational Responsibility (iGOR) of the University of Groningen, commissioned by Eumedion. 

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Turbulent 2017 AGM season leads to only 3 rejected proposals

The 2017 Dutch proxy season too place in the midst of various unsolicited bids, amongst them the take-over proposals for AkzoNobel, Unilever, Refresco, Accell Group and Telegraaf Media Groep. Nevertheless, only three proposals were rejected by the AGMs, amongst them one shareholder proposal. These are two of the main findings of the evaluation report of the 2017 Dutch proxy season, published today by Eumedion.

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Bring them on!; Public support from investors mounts for bringing leases on-balance

A disclosure only solution for leases is comparable with ordering lasagne, and instead of getting lasagne, you are supposed to be happy with the individual ingredients being served… thanks, but no thanks. Martijn Bos, Eumedion's policy advisor audit & reporting, on the ongoing discussion on lease accounting. read more


Official Integrated Reporting Convention 2017

On 12-13 October 2017, the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) will organise its Integrated Reporting Convention 2017 in Amsterdam. Eumedion is one of the supporting organisations. All Eumedion contacts are eligible for a special partner rate for this convention at £ 799 which represents a £ 300 saving on the full rate. To receive, please use the code EUMPARTNER when registering. Book now via