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Feb 29, 2000

Rights of passage

Moves to promote more efficient proxy voting in the UK

Most people in Terry Pearson's shoes would be doing a spot of fishing in Scotland or a coach tour around the low countries. You know, the kind of activities that one might expect normal pensioners to get up to. But Pearson is having none of that sort of stuff – well, for some of his week anyway. He may have retired from Royal Bank of Scotland's Securities Services Division in 1996 but it's not exactly wind-down time. Pearson recently helped form the Shareholder Voting Working Group (SVWG),

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