As manager, Desjardins Global Asset Management (DGAM) exercises the voting rights attached to the securities it owns on proposals submitted at the general meetings of the companies held in the Desjardins ETFs portfolios.
Accordingly, it votes on behalf of all Desjardins ETFs unitholders.
The Desjardins ETFs comply with the provisions of Regulation 81-106 of the Canadian Securities Administrators as regards the policy on proxy voting.
Several Desjardins ETFs directly own stocks or units in companies which entitle them to voting rights.
See the List of Desjardins ETFs New window that hold voting shares.
We drew up a Policy on the Exercise of Proxy Voting Rights New window which is updated each year.
It sets out our position on routine proposals or proposals submitted by other shareholders at general shareholder meetings: elections of members of the board of directors, executive compensation, etc.
It is natural for you to be interested in how we exercise these voting rights.
Every year, we publish a complete document on voting results.
It includes the names of the companies, the dates of the meetings, the issues submitted and how we voted.