Recently, I blogged about the #1 thing to never do when engaging with ISS. Here are a few items you shouldn’t do when engaging with your institutional investors:
1. Don’t ask your investor a question that you could have answered for yourself if you had bothered to read their voting policies. Or could have otherwise been found with a simple Google search.
2. Don’t ask your investor how they voted at your shareholder meeting last year (or the years before that). You can ask a proxy solicitor or other provider who has that data for that information, and institutional investors are increasingly posting reports on their voting decisions on their websites.