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Corporate Governance Guidelines

Lord Abbett believes that companies with strong corporate governance practices are better positioned for long-term success. Our fundamental research process includes a thorough review of companies’ corporate governance profiles, with a particular focus on the following key factors:

  • Board of Directors – An independent and effective board is critical to the long-term success of a company. Particular attention is paid to board composition, including:
        – Director Independence
        – Diversity (background, gender, race, etc.)
        – Board Committees and Leadership
  • Auditors – Independent auditors are necessary to ensure the accuracy and legitimacy of company finances and disclosures.
  • Capital Structure – Companies should make capital structure and allocation decisions with the goal of maximizing long-term shareholder value.
  • Compensation – Executive compensation, including equity based incentive plans, should be aligned with long-term shareholder objectives.
  • Shareholder Rights – Shareholders should be afforded certain rights, including the right to vote, to ensure accountability of the board to the company’s shareholders.
  • Disclosure – Companies should provide robust public disclosure of relevant information to allow for a full and accurate assessment of a security by investors.
    As an active manager, we incorporate each of these corporate governance factors into our fundamental analysis and decision making process.

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