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At Northern Trust Asset Management, we believe that by serving as an active owner we help portfolio companies produce sustainable value over the long term. Our active ownership approach involves engaging in regular dialogue with portfolio companies to confirm that they are delivering positive long-term investment outcomes for the benefit of our clients.

The fundamental precept followed by Northern Trust in voting proxies is to confirm that the manner in which shares are voted is in the best interest of clients/beneficiaries and will aim to maximize shareholder value. Northern Trust's proxy voting framework, as outlined in our proxy voting policies, procedures and guidelines, provide that the Northern Trust proxy committee will generally vote for or against various proxy proposals, usually based upon certain special criteria.

Encouraging Meaningful Information for Shareholders to Evaluate Impact

Stewardship Codes

The Dutch Stewardship Code

Effective stewardship is very important to Northern Trust. We hereby state that we believe that we are compliant with the Dutch Stewardship Code for all principles that apply.

Actief stewardship is zeer belangrijk voor Northern Trust. Wij zijn hierbij van mening dat wij voldoen aan de Nederlandse Stewardship Code voor alle principes die van toepassing zijn.

Engagement Policies

NTAM Engagement Policy [PDF]

Since 2015 Northern Trust has incorporated an engagement program into our UCITS funds with Hermes EOS, providing an opportunity to engage with companies, to seek ways to improve their sustainability performance.

EMEA and APAC Pooled Funds Engagement Policy [PDF]

List of funds to which the APAC and EMEA Pooled Funds Policy applies [PDF]


Stewardship Reports

NTAM 2020 Annual Report on Stewardship

Hermes EOS Engagement Reports

EOS Annual Engagement Statistics 2020 - Northern Trust Asset Management [PDF]

EOS 2020 Engagement List of Northern Trust Asset Management Companies, by Theme [PDF]

Hermes EOS Quarterly Engagement Report [PDF]

Hermes EOS Annual Engagement Review [PDF]

Use the links below to view the full suite of Hermes EOS Quarterly and Annual Engagement Reports on all applicable Northern Trust Funds.


Northern Trust Investment Funds Plc - QTR

Northern Trust UCITS Common Contractual Fund - QTR

Northern Trust UCITS FGR Fund - QTR


Northern Trust Investment Funds Plc - Annual

Northern Trust UCITS Common Contractual Fund - Annual

Northern Trust UCITS FGR Fund - Annual

Proxy Voting

Our approach to voting proxies is to ensure that the manner in which shares are voted is in the best interests of clients and the value of the investment.

Visit our proxy voting page to review our proxy voting policy and how we have voted.


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