MINERVA

Proxy Voting, Research, Ratings & Data

Minerva is the new name for Manifest – the Proxy Voting Agency.  Minerva empowers investors with tools and data to make informed, sustainable stewardship and voting decisions. Through a comprehensive suite of tightly-integrated services, Minerva supports better stewardship with high quality data, objective research and superior proxy vote administration.

Minerva provides agile, customized stewardship support services which allows investors to:

Identify key sustainability governance risks

Measure and manage governance risk with tailored sustainability governance ratings

Protect and enhance shareholder rights through Minerva’s modern, secure and confidential voting platform

Confidently engage with investee companies based on robust, evidence-based analysis

Integrated Climate Change, ESG and Sustainability Voting

Minerva gives investors a “Say on Sustainability” with a range of integrated stewardship tools including proxy research, custom proxy voting guidelines and sustainability governance ratings, including timely data on GHG emissions and reduction targets.

Minerva’s proxy research and voting guidelines are fully aligned with guidance from both TCFD and Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) to help investors realize sustainable investment opportunities. Minerva is an accredited supporter of the TPI and TCFD.

TCFD Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures
Corporate climate ignorance poses threat to pensions

Better Data, Better Stewardship

Minerva’s clients can depend on us to inform and support their stewardship strategies with high quality, relevant sustainability governance data. When your are looking for a stewardship partner who can support your individual needs with the highest levels of customization, we know that Minerva adds value.

Proxy Voting - Easy Switching

The UK’s FCA has recently identified significant concerns about competition in the funds administration sector. Barriers to switching are seen as a major problem leading to increased risk and poor outcomes. The good news is that Minerva’s modern systems are resilient, secure and confidential and designed to make proxy voting easy. On-boarding is easy too – you can even transfer all your voting histories at no cost for ease of continuity. 

Custom Vote Policy

Adaptable, defensible, and evidence-based global voting policies based on good practices from leading regulators, academics and investors. Local market standards can be blended with supra-nation policies including OECD, CII and ICGN. All voting policies are custom as standard with highly granular policy points that are flexibly applied.

Global Proxy Research

Global shareholder voting research and data based on consistent, comparable, and in-depth analysis. Integrated Remuneration and Sustainability modules allow you to vote your values with ease. All guidance is fully transparent with comprehensive audit trails.

Proxy Vote Agency

Let our expert vote agency team takes care of the minutiae of proxy vote management and leave you free to concentrate on value-added engagement.

Minerva’s team are the pioneers of electronic voting and are fully ready for the Shareholder Rights Directive II

Minerva is now a Solactive company

In May 2019 Solactive AG took a strategic stake in Minerva. Solactive is an innovative index provider and financial data and technology provider that focuses on the development, calculation and distribution of tailor-made indices across all asset classes. As a Solactive company, Minerva operates from Frankfurt, Toronto and Hong Kong. Our ambition is to continue to expand our footprint in order to better serve our clients around the world.

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Global Governance News from the Minerva Blog

Infighting at SEC over proxy advisory guidance

A war of words has broken out between investors and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) following the regulator’s controversial proposal to amend its proxy voting rules.  On 5 November, the SEC proposed new changes to how proxy advisory firms operate – with some criticising the move as a way to limit investors’ ability to hold public companies accountable.  Under the proposed changes, proxy advisory firms would […]

BHP faces shareholder anger over fossil fuel

Mining titan BHP is facing growing shareholder dissent over its close links with industry groups that support the fossil fuel industry – with over a quarter of its investors voting to end these affiliations.  At the Anglo-Australian mining group’s AGM held last week, 27.07% of shareholders voted for a resolution to suspend BHP’s membership of industry associations that are involved in lobbying found […]

Exploring the path to change on shareholder primacy

Since the global economic meltdown in 2007, the debate over shareholder primacy and who ‘owns’ a company has raged on.   But at no time has the debate been as contentious as today with more stakeholders and industry commentators challenging the view that a corporation should exist principally to maximise shareholder wealth – a notion that was re-popularised by economist Milton Friedman in the 1970s.  Just as climate change is no longer a topic taken seriously solely by environmentalists, ‘stakeholder primacy’ – if we […]

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