OMERS owns shares in numerous publicly traded companies around the world. Share ownership carries with it important rights and responsibilities, including the right to vote shares at company meetings. The proxy vote is an important asset of a pension fund. OMERS has a fiduciary duty to obtain the highest returns for plan beneficiaries within acceptable risk limits. In accordance with its fiduciary duty, OMERS exercises its ownership rights by voting proxies diligently in a manner intended to optimize the long-term value of its investments.
During 2014, we voted on a total of 13,314 items covering 1,450 shareholder meetings globally. In Canada, we voted on 378 items in 41 shareholder meetings. Outside of Canada, we voted on 3,932 items in the U.S. and 9,004 items outside of North America at 1,409 shareholder meetings.
Learn about our policy for disclosing proxy votes and our proxy voting record.
View our proxy voting record
Learn about our proxy voting guidelines and how we are likely to vote on issues of importance.
View our proxy voting guidelines