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Bankinter And Red Eléctrica Española Won The Main Proxinvest European Awards On Governance

Fernando Rodriguez | An independent jury selected the companies with best practices in two areas: Corporate Governance and Remuneration. Corporance nominated several Spanish companies for each category, after analysing over 50 meetings in the 2020 season. Both European awards went to Spanish companies: Bankinter won the “General Shareholders’ Meeting 2020” prize and Red Eléctrica Corporación won the “Quality of Remuneration Information” prize.


“Spain Needs a Little Push to a More Activist Mindset”

Fernando Rodriguez | The Corner interviews Juan Prieto, CEO of the Spanish Proxy advisor Corporance Asesores de Voto. “Corporance is the first Spanish proxy advisor, committed to help institutional investors comply with their voting and engagement responsibilities in our market, under SRD II.” he says

Spain lacks activist investors

Carlos Sáez Gallego: “Spain is a country which has not seen activist shareholders”

Fernando G. Urbaneja | Carlos Sáez Gallego presides over the oldest of the three global proxy solicitors in Spain (1935), those entrusted with securing votes in support of the Board´s proposal in the shareholders´ general assembly. There “we recommend Spanish listed companies to international standards of corporate governance … 47% of their shares lie in international portfolios. That, which is good, sign of confidence, means more pressure to comply with those standards”.