In the management of its funds Carnegie Fonder acts exclusively in the joint interests of the fund unit holders. Carnegie Fonder’s action in matters of ownership is therefore intended solely to increase the return on the funds’ investments.
Carnegie Fonder acts to ensure that its freedom to trade in stocks in market-listed companies is not restricted. Employees of Carnegie Fonder may therefore not become directors of market-listed companies. Carnegie Fonder participates in shareholder meetings and exercises the voting rights conferred by share holdings.
In the event that Carnegie Fonder’s share holding is negligible compared to the holdings of other shareholders, or when Carnegie Fonder’s share holding makes up only a very small proportion of the funds’ total portfolios, the participation of Carnegie Fonder and its exercise of voting rights may be of little significance to unit holders.
In this case Carnegie Fonder may make an exception from this principle. Carnegie Fonder participates in the nomination process for the appointment of board of directors. Carnegie Fonder works together with other shareholders in matters of ownership when appropriate.