Investors UK Stewardship Code

UK Stewardship Code

*UK Stewardship Code 2020 Signatories*

The FRC has released the UK Stewardship Code 2020 signatory list. The next application deadline is 31 October 2021. Applicants who are successful will be added to the list of signatories in early 2022.

How to submit your Stewardship Report 

Before submitting your Report

Please read the following documents:

Submitting your Report

When you are ready to submit your Report, complete the Application Form. You can find a sample of the form here
You will then be sent an email containing a link. Click the link, attach your Report and send.

Do not amend the subject header. Reports should be in a single PDF or Word document and must not exceed 20 MB. Do not encrypt the Report.

The UK Stewardship Code

The UK Stewardship Code 2020 sets high stewardship standards for those investing money on behalf of UK savers and pensioners, and those that support them. Stewardship is the responsible allocation, management and oversight of capital to create long-term value for clients and beneficiaries leading to sustainable benefits for the economy, the environment and society.

The Code applies to:

  • Asset owners such as pension schemes, insurers, foundations, endowments, local government pension pools and sovereign wealth funds.
  • Asset managers who manage assets on behalf of UK clients or invest in UK assets.
  • Service providers such as investment consultants, proxy advisors, data and research providers that support asset owners and asset managers to exercise their stewardship responsibilities.

The Principles

The Code comprises a set of 12 ‘apply and explain’ Principles for asset managers and asset owners, and a separate set of six Principles for service providers. More about the Code and guidelines for reporting.

Become a signatory

To become a signatory to the Code, organisations must submit to the FRC a Stewardship Report demonstrating how they have applied the Code’s Principles in the previous 12 months. The report may cover any 12-month period beginning after 1 January 2020. The FRC will assess the report and if it meets our reporting expectations, the organisation will be listed as a signatory to the Code. Once listed, organisations must annually report to remain signatories.

The next deadline to apply to become a signatory is 31 October 2021. More about how to become a signatory