Fresh AGM
Hi!

We are a student start-up called Fresh AGM and we are currently participating in the European Innovation Academy. We are developing a business model and would love to receive input on how investors perceive certain aspects of corporate governance.

Please be kind and give your response to the below questionnaire.


1. What country are you from? *
Your answer
2. What type of investor are you? *
Required
2.1. For how many years you have been an investor? *
3. On what kind of asset classes are you focusing on?
4. Do you in any way monitor corporate governance of the companies you are currently holding in your portfolio or for potential investments? *
Yes, definitely
No, not at all
4.1. How does this reflect in your over-all investment decision making process?
Give a hint how do you usually measure the quality of corporate governance and in what way it gives input to your analyses.
Your answer
5. Do you personally support shareholder activism in general? *
An activist shareholder uses an equity stake in a corporation to put public pressure on its management. The goals of activist shareholders range from financial (increase of shareholder value through changes in corporate policy, financing structure, cost cutting, etc) to non-financial (disinvestment from particular countries, adoption of environmentally friendly policies, etc).
Yes, definitely
No, not at all
5.1. Do you personally think that minority shareholders' input is important and that they should be involved as much as possible?
Yes, definitely
No, not at all
5.2. Do you consider shareholder activism in a certain company when making investment decisions?
Yes, definitely
No, not at all
5.3. What kind of input do you think minority shareholders could give to an issuer company?
Your answer
5.4. Should public companies try to get minority shareholders more involved and make it one of their strategical goals? *
Yes, definitely
No, not at all
6. Do you take part of annual general meetings of shareholders (hereafter "AGM") of the companies you have invested in? *
Please indicate your participation level regardless of the form of participation (e.g. by proxy, on-line, personally).
Each time
Never
6.1. Does participation in AGMs involve costs for you?
If yes, please indicate the annual sum in Euros (travel and accommodation expenses etc) if not please leave the field blank.
Your answer
7. Would you prefer if public companies broadcasted their AGMs on-line? *
Yes, definitely
No, not at all
7.1. What might be the advantages of these on-line real-time AGMs?
Your answer
7.2. What might be the disadvantages of these on-line real-time AGMs?
Your answer
8. Would you personally trust electronical voting? *
Yes, definitely
No, not at all
8.1. If not what makes you doubt?
Your answer
9. Would you be willing to pay small fee (around 10 Euros) for the ability to participate and vote in on-line AGMs? *
Yes, definitely
No, not at all
10. What are your expectations regarding developments in the field of corporate governance in EU?
Your answer
Please insert your e-mail address if you want to receive results of this survey or if you are more interested in our start-up.
Your answer
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