Frequently asked questions

What is proxy voting?

When you invest with COIN, you’re directly buying shares in companies. Because you’re a shareholder in those companies, you have a voice in how they are run. Think of your proxy vote as a way to make your opinions heard, as a part owner of the company. 

Proxy votes typically take place at annual shareholder meetings. Since most shareholders aren’t able to attend annual meetings, your proxy vote is way to cast your vote without being there in person. You’ll get materials from the companies ahead of time about the issues to be voted on. 

Annual shareholder meetings can cover elections of company directors, appointments of auditors, or approvals of compensation plans. Shareholders may also vote on company strategy or for impact-oriented proposals. 

For every meeting, the company will provide proxy materials for shareholders to review.