- VIP is an international discussion
an information platform regarding Corporate Governance an all associated
terms and questions
(ethics, sustainability, rating of different criterions, audit, etc.)
- VIP is a professional provider of individual services (independent
physical proxy agent with an experience of more than 1300 AGMs) for
investors, the voice of the owners – ordered an paid by the owner.
VIP means observing, thinking about and doing!
What does V I P request ?
VIP requests an active and controlled Corporate Governance System with
public transparency, in the interest of the capital-investing owner
with a sustainable (that means ethically correct and long-term oriented)
VIP asks the institutional investor to avail themselves in a global
and comprehensive way of the fiduciary duties they have in front their
clients, the beneficial owners, exploiting the opportunities of joint
management guaranteed by the company law: only who takes seriously the
control of management, can be considered a serious guarantor for a sustainable
management and growth of the entrusted capital.
VIP requests transparent AGM-debates with open questioning and answering
sessions performed by independent, physical proxy agents, who ask the
management to take an immediate position protecting them at the same
time from individual interests, intrusive minorities and/or the pressure
of single stake-holders. The number of the AGM-participants is continuously
decreasing, also due to the passive behaviour of the institutional investors:
resolute groups of interests can easily extort decisions of the issuers,
which can not be in the interest of the company e consequently of their
Who ist V I P ?
Vip is a group of people in the european network,
who consider Corporate Governance as an indispensable premise for a
lively and fruitful finance-market
with credible ehtic priorities an sustainibility-principles: it’s
tried that Corporate Governance increases the value and the liquidity
of the market.
Vip ist Hans-Martin Buhlmann (an his european Staff). In the last 25
years he participated actively at 1300 AMGs as a physical proxy agent.
Share-holders and management consider him a competent, brilliant (excellent)
and precise speaker able to influence management-processes by citing
the cg- rules of best practice.
What offers V I P ?
Vip offers a discussion platform on Corporate Governance for interested
people, professionals and insiders. Ideas, results, opinions and essays
are published on the home-page; personal dialogs, participation at seminars,
membership in specialized associations complete the exchange becoming
the base for information and a good share-culture.
VIP offers tools which make Corporate Governance visible and lively.
The homepage regularly publishes an updated list of the AGM-dates of
the most important German and European companies (as a first and necessary
step to global and cross border transparency) , thesis and reports on
themes like CG-rating of asset managers, AGM-customs in Europe, semantic
of sustainability in European languages a.o.
Vip offers concrete services for institutional investors (physical proxy
agent = proxy agent with public intervention in the general debate),
in order to make them realise their investment-politics and strategies
in an economic (representing more customers in the same situation), official
(and also anonymous), professional (more than 25 years experience) an
independent (that means just and only in the interest of the beneficial
The modular service system of VIP has to be considered as an active public
completion of the consolidated practice of voting recommendation and
proxy voting. It is a motor for a transparent communication, without
conflict of interests and human risks (due to non-public one-to-one-meetings),
with the management in question.