Deutsche Börse buys investment advisor ISS

This shows, as in the magnifying glass, the takeover of ISS, with a purchase price of 1.5 billion euros, the largest takeover by Deutsche Börse since the financial crisis. ISS, with its more than 2000 employees, offers a variety of products; the US company is particularly influential in its role as voting rights advisor.

Big investors like insurers and fund companies pay ISS to have Americans tell them how to vote at general meetings. Even professional investors lose track of where and how they should vote with the large number of listed companies in their portfolios. ISS also offers data that investors can use to estimate how sustainable a company is.

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