2020 UK Stewardship Code

March 21, 2024

Principles of the UK Stewardship Code

The 2020 version of the UK Stewardship Code includes principles such as:

  1. Purpose and Governance: Institutional investors should disclose their purpose, investment beliefs, strategy, and governance mechanisms.
  2. Investment Approach: They should manage conflicts of interest to put the best interests of clients and beneficiaries first.
  3. Engagement and Voting: Investors should engage with companies to maintain or enhance the value of assets and should exercise their rights and responsibilities.
  4. Integration of Stewardship and Investment: The integration of stewardship responsibilities into investment decisions.
  5. Collaboration with Others: Investors should, where necessary, work with other stakeholders to improve the governance and management of investee entities.
  6. Reporting on Stewardship Activity: Regular and transparent reporting on stewardship activities and outcomes is essential to accountability.

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