The UK Stewardship Code
The Financial Reporting Council introduced the Stewardship Code to advance engagement between companies and institutional investors in order to improve long-term shareholder returns and the efficient application of governance responsibilities.
RLAM is a signatory to the UK Stewardship Code. We exercise our stewardship responsibilities by voting at annual meetings and through engagement with company directors and management on strategic as well as environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. We believe we have a responsibility to act as a responsible steward of the assets we invest in on behalf of our clients.
That means protecting and growing the money we manage on behalf of our customers, and communicating with companies to promote good governance and corporate sustainability.