When the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds invests in a company, it becomes a shareholder of that company. Shareholders are obligated to vote each year on certain significant issues that may affect the future financial performance of the company. Investors, such as the State of Connecticut, refer to written policies to guide decisions concerning companies in which the fund has an ownership interest. Customarily, pension fund managers do not attend the annual meetings where such corporate policies are voted on. Instead, fund managers send in their ballots known as proxies. The written policies that guide how proxies are voted are referred to as proxy voting policies.
Shown here is a link to the policies that apply to decisions made about companies that are headquartered outside of the United States.
Global Voting Policies