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RLAM encouraged by Government's focus on corporate governance

Mike Fox, Head of Sustainable Investment

29 November 2016

Corporate Governance has long been undervalued by investors as a tool to influence both investment returns and society as a whole. We welcome the Government recognising the need for good corporate governance, however we must ensure that proposed solutions do not create unintended consequences. In particular annual binding votes and pay ratios could make the situation worse not better, adding complexity to the system.

The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested. The views expressed are the author’s own and do not constitute investment advice.