Minerva Analytics has achieved a Top 4th ranking for the independent provider that is best at delivering Proxy Voting Execution in the IRRI Survey 2017, the globally-authoritative review of trends in independent SRI & corporate governance research.
The IRRI survey 2017 has asked carefully targeted questions to a broad cross-section of SRI, corporate governance and investment professionals, and IR and CSR managers from listed companies.
The survey’s data gathered: “1,136 verified respondents from 43 countries delivered 39,749 datapoints which have distilled into 63 ‘insights’ and 30 rankings” according to SRI-Connect.
Asset managers, asset owners, investment consultants, and sell-side brokers were asked to vote in respect of the best firms for CG research and SRI/ sustainability research in the survey. From the top 50 ranking firms, Minerva Analytics gained a ranking 17th for the best independent provider of corporate governance research, and a ranking 32nd for the best independent provider of SRI / sustainability research.
Minerva Analytics was also mentioned for their best individual analysts for corporate governance research – Sarah Wilson, Sheila Stefani, Thomas Bolger, George Smith – and for the best individual analysts for SRI / sustainability research; Matthew Smith, Sheila Stefani, and Thomas Bolger.
The IRRI survey 2017 results comprised the highest rated independent providers in areas of specialist research and service provision such as Data, News, Fixed income research, Small cap research, Emerging markets research, Islamic finance research, Indices and benchmarks, Engagement services, Proxy voting advisory, Proxy voting execution and Climate change research.
In addition to the Top 4th Ranking for Proxy Voting Execution, Minerva Analytics achieved a top ranking for News (8th), a top ranking for Islamic Finance Research (6th), and a top ranking for Proxy voting advisory (13th), as being recognised by its clients that participated in the IRRI survey 2017.