Shareholder Engagement Policy
The purpose of this Shareholder Engagement Policy (the “Policy”) is to enable Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. (the “Company”) to meet its obligations as set out under the FCA Handbook on shareholder engagement.
Accordingly, the Company is obliged to have and disclose an engagement policy that describes how it integrates shareholder engagement into its investment strategy in the context of investment in shares traded on a regulated market.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
The Company has adopted a Responsible Investment Statement and an Investment Stewardship Statement (these can be accessed at https://eu.dimensional.com/en/about-us/investment-stewardship) on its responsible investment and stewardship activities and additional information on these activities can be found as part of the Company’s information with respect to how it complies with the UK Stewardship Code which can be accessed at https://eu.dimensional.com/en/about-us/investment-stewardship (together the “Shareholder Engagement Materials”).
The Shareholder Engagement Materials set out how the Company, when acting in respect of its clients, addresses the matters that are called to be dealt with in the shareholder engagement policy. Accordingly interested parties should refer to the Shareholder Engagement Materials for those details.
The Shareholder Engagement Materials may be updated from time to time and such updated Shareholder Engagement Materials will be made available at https://eu.dimensional.com/en/about-us/investment-stewardship.
The Company intends to disclose, on an annual basis, on its website (https://eu.dimensional.com/en/), how the Policy has been implemented, and will provide a general description of voting behavior, an explanation of the most significant votes undertaken and the use of services of proxy advisors. The Company also intends to publicly disclose how votes were cast on behalf of its clients (subject to agreement with the relevant client) in general meetings of companies in which such clients hold shares, excluding votes that are insignificant due to the subject matter of the vote or the size of the holding in the underlying company.
Date of Policy: 5 February 2021