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30 Oct 2020 • Morrow Sodali COVID-19 RESHAPES THE 2020 EUROPEAN AGM SEASON

LONDON – October 30, 2020: European companies whose AGMs did not include a virtual component this year risked a perception of avoiding shareholder scrutiny at a time when retail investors are increasingly wary of potential curtailment of their shareholder rights, and this issue will only become more important with restrictions on physical gatherings expected to continue into 2021. 

This is among the key findings of the 2020 European AGM season review by Morrow Sodali, a leading provider of strategic advice and shareholder services to corporate clients around the world. 

The review highlights common themes emerging from shareholder meetings across the many markets in Europe, focusing on those issues likely to have an impact on companies in the year ahead. 

It includes deep dives into the key markets of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the UK, as well as interviews with La Banque Postale Asset Management, DWS Investment, Union Investment, Generali Insurance Asset Management SGR, Eurizon Capital SGR, Santander Asset Management, and State Street Global Advisors. 

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30 Oct 2020 • Morrow Sodali COVID-19 RESHAPES THE 2020 EUROPEAN AGM SEASON

LONDON – October 30, 2020: European companies whose AGMs did not include a virtual component this year risked a perception of avoiding shareholder scrutiny at a time when retail investors are increasingly wary of potential curtailment of their shareholder rights, and this issue will only become more important with restrictions on physical gatherings expected to continue into 2021. 

This is among the key findings of the 2020 European AGM season review by Morrow Sodali, a leading provider of strategic advice and shareholder services to corporate clients around the world. 

The review highlights common themes emerging from shareholder meetings across the many markets in Europe, focusing on those issues likely to have an impact on companies in the year ahead. 

It includes deep dives into the key markets of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the UK, as well as interviews with La Banque Postale Asset Management, DWS Investment, Union Investment, Generali Insurance Asset Management SGR, Eurizon Capital SGR, Santander Asset Management, and State Street Global Advisors. 

Download PDF above to access the full press release or click here.