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Professor warns against outsourcing ownership duties

Many investment companies, including Danish pension companies, choose to outsource the task of voting at general assemblies. But that could be a faulty strategy, says Danish professor.

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It is a requirement in both Danish ad European legislation that large investors can document how they monitor investments, but many choose to outsource that task, business daily Børsen writes.

Specifically, the task of, for example, voting at general assemblies is often outsourced to companies that offer so-called proxy voting.

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