New European Union (EU) legislation comes into effect from 3 September 2020.
The Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II) is designed to improve corporate governance and encourage long-term engagement among shareholders of companies that have their registered office in the EU and whose shares are traded on EU regulated markets.
If you hold shares in companies within the scope of this directive, you will be notified of corporate events in a timely manner and have the opportunity to vote at general meetings, on issues such as board composition, strategy and directors’ remuneration.
Nedbank Private Wealth will be obliged to share information about the identity of shareholders at a company or share issuer’s request. As is common practice across other jurisdictions, the information we will be asked to share will include the shareholder name, their contact details, and the registration number and number of shares held.
What do clients need to do?
If you haven’t already submitted your ‘decision maker’ nomination form, you can download it here. Please complete it and send it back to us at your earliest convenience.
You may nominate yourself or an appointed third-party with authority over your account, such as an investment adviser. Please ensure you have their agreement for us to contact them. Where you have appointed Nedbank Private Wealth as your discretionary investment manager, we will act as your decision maker on corporate actions within the portfolios we manage on your behalf.
Notifications will be sent by email as this is the preferred means of contact to ensure prompt and direct delivery, so it is important you provide us with your nominated decision maker’s current email address.
Should you wish to nominate someone who does not currently have authority over your account as your decision maker, or you have questions regarding the impact of the Shareholder Rights Directive II, then please contact your private banker, or our client services team.
Access the MiFID II forms you need for the UK or access more information on the legislation, as well as the reports on the top five brokers we publish on an annual basis for each of the main asset classes which we trade.
Please click here to access the last published rates for Nedbank Private Wealth’s current accounts.
Please download the pdf for a step-by-step overview.
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