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Companies Act 2006

Section 1280: Obligations with respect to provision of information

1692.This section specifies the information that can be required. This covers the exercise or non-exercise of voting rights, instructions given by the institution and any delegation of a function related to the exercise or non-exercise of voting rights.

1693.Subsection (1) contains a power to require institutional investors to procure disclosure of voting or of any instructions given by any person acting on the institution’s behalf. Institutional investors would need to make sure that their investment contracts required such information to be passed on to them or disclosed on their behalf.

1694.Under subsection (4), the regulations may specify how and to whom the disclosure is to be made. This would allow the regulations to both specify the manner of disclosure and require disclosure to (for example) clients and members only, or to the public generally.

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