In his Quarterly Economic Outlook at the end of Q1 2013, Neil Williams, Chief Economist for Hermes’ Global Government & Inflation Bonds, highlights that fundamentals may be weak, but it should still be a constructive year for growth & inflation assets. However, the main support is unlikely to come from growth itself, as G5 economies again struggle to reach potential. But, rather from the swirl of cheap cash looking for a home, as central banks tolerate nothing less than inflation.
Hermes Equity Ownership Services (Hermes EOS), a pioneering stewardship service with over $161.2 billion* assets under advice, today announced that it has filed a shareholder proposal requesting proxy access ahead of The Walt Disney Company’s (Walt Disney) Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 6th March, 2013. It intends to gain support for this proposal on behalf of its clients as it will provide shareholders with the right to nominate candidates to the board, thus encouraging improved board accountability.
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