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May 2020

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of fiscal transparency. A consistently implemented and transparent fiscal policy creates a more conducive business environment. Company leaders can build plans more confidently and risks are perceived to be lower, so more projects are attractive and, hence, funded. Brazil, Japan, Mexico, and Thailand received small upgrades, while the […]

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Ralph Lauren Corporation 

The annual proxy for the premium clothing company had the following proposals:  Proforma proposals on directors, appointment of auditors, and “say-on-pay” advisory vote  Magni for and against proforma proposals:  For directors – The disclosures in the proxy meet the criteria in Magni’s policy on election of directors.  For auditors – The company meets the criteria in Magni’s policy on auditor ratification.  Against “say-on-pay” – The disclosures in the proxy did not meet the […]

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Minneapolis StarTribune Column Features Magni Research

“Stocks healthier in countries with better pandemic response” headlines this month’s StarTribune column written by Ben Marks and Brett Angel,* which reports on important findings from a new study by Magni. According to the column, “New data shows that countries whose governments responded best to COVID-19 also experienced noticeably better stock market returns.” Read the […]

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Barron’s Cites Magni Research in Recent Article

“Countries outside the U.S. that performed best in coping with the Covid-19 pandemic saw their associated exchange-traded funds outperform, according to a study by Magni Global Asset Management. ” So says the Barron’s article, written by Leslie P. Norton and titled Countries With Better Responses to the Pandemic Saw ETFs Outperform, Study Says. It was […]

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Good Governance Reduced Financial Damage From COVID-19 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Minneapolis, MN, June 12, 2020 – Magni Global Asset Management LLC (Magni) just completed an analysis of how each country’s response to COVID-19 impacted equity valuations. The equity markets of investible countries with a better response to the pandemic outperformed the equity markets of countries with a worse response to the pandemic by […]

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ebay Inc.

The annual proxy for this ecommerce corporation had the following proposals:  Proforma proposals on directors, appointment of auditors, and “say-on-pay” advisory vote  Shareholder proposal on written consent  Magni voted as follows:  For and against proforma proposals. –For directors – The disclosures in the proxy meet the criteria in Magni’s policy on election of directors. -For auditors – The company meets the criteria in Magni’s policy on auditor ratification. -Against “say-on-pay” – The […]

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Omnicom Group, Inc. 

The annual proxy for this marketing and communications company had the following proposals:  Proforma proposals on directors, appointment of auditors, and “say-on-pay” advisory vote  Shareholder proposal on proxy access  Magni voted as follows:  For and against proforma proposals. –For directors – The disclosures in the proxy meet the criteria in Magni’s policy on election of directors. -For auditors – The company meets the criteria in Magni’s policy on auditor ratification. -Against “say-on-pay” – The disclosures in the […]

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The Kroger Co.

The annual proxy for this supermarket chain had the following proposals:  Proforma proposals on directors, appointment of auditors, and “say-on-pay” advisory vote  Shareholder proposals on unrecyclable packaging/private label brands and human rights  Magni voted as follows:  For and against proforma proposals. –For directors – The disclosures in the proxy meet the criteria in Magni’s policy on election of directors. -For auditors – The company meets the criteria in Magni’s policy on auditor ratification. -Against “say-on-pay” – The […]

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April 2020

Country Ranking Trends Magni completed a review of laws and regulations related to the protection of shareholder interests in a company. Shareholder property rights are an important part of maintaining a business environment conducive to economic activity. Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and United Kingdom received small upgrades, […]

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Linde PLC 

The annual proxy for this chemical company had the following proposals:  Proforma proposals on directors, appointment of auditors, and advisory vote on compensation  Proforma European proposals  Magni voted as follows  For and against proforma proposals: –For directors – The disclosures in the proxy meet the criteria in Magni’s policy on election of directors. -For auditors – The company meets the criteria in Magni’s policy on auditor ratification. -Against “say-on-pay” – The disclosures in the proxy do not […]

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