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We’ve introduced proxy voting for US securities
From today, Freetrade customers will be able to make their voices heard in key decisions facing the US companies they invest in.
Our new proxy voting service lets shareholders participate in general meetings and vote on corporate matters that are put to a shareholder vote.
How does it work?
When a shareholder meeting is scheduled, eligible voters will receive an email from Freetrade with a link to a proxy ballot. This ballot will outline which decisions are being made and give shareholders the chance to cast their vote. The service then votes on your behalf during shareholder meetings, based on what you’ve chosen.
What can I vote on?
A whole range of things! The list might include:
It’s important to mention that, while you may be able to vote to approve a voluntary corporate action like a rights issue or an open offer, at this stage, you won’t be able to participate in the offering (for now!).
Can I attend AGMs or other shareholder events?
Some companies will give you the option to attend, either virtually or in-person. They’ll let you know on the ballot!
How can I get more out of the service?
If you want to stay in the loop on the companies you invest in, you can register to receive updates directly from them on things like company performance and key initiatives. To register, you’ll need to change your beneficial ownership status in the Freetrade app. Learn how here.
The value of your investments can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you invest.
The views expressed above are those of community members and do not reflect the views of Freetrade. It is not investment advice and we always encourage you to do your own research.