Following the launch in the UK last year, Citi's Proxymity has processed over $22.5 billion worth of shares during UK shareholder meetings.
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It is also planning a series of process enhancements in order to support both institutional intermediaries for global proxy voting.
Proxymity was one of the first initiatives to be launched out of Citi’s London-based Citi D1OX programme, developed by the custody and fund services business.
Manuel Baptista will work closely with issuers, custodians, intermediaries and institutional investors for proxy voting and corporate actions solutions.
Several firms are looking at technologies such as blockchain and machine learning to automate and digitise the corporate actions and proxy voting process.
In March, Citi’s Proxymity won Global Custodian’s Innovation in Securities Services technology award for its potential to disrupt manual proxy voting processes.
In collaboration with JP Morgan and Northern trust as the custodian banks, the pilot was conducted in March at Santander’s AGM.
Broadridge has already completed pilot testing for a blockchian technology solution for the proxy voting and repo market.