PROXY VOTING POLICIES – The Board of Trustees of the Trust has delegated responsibility for decisions regarding proxy voting for securities held by the Fund to the Fund’s Adviser, Mundoval Capital Management. Mundoval Capital Management will vote such proxies in accordance with its proxy policies and procedures.
Mundoval Capital Managements
Proxy Voting Policies and Procedures (Adopted August 17, 2004)
Pursuant to rules established by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”), under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, the Board of Trustees of Mundoval Capital Managements (the “Trust”) has adopted the following formal, written guidelines for proxy voting by the Trust. The Board of Trustees of the Trust oversees voting policies and decisions for each series of the Trust (the “Funds”).
Each Fund exercises its proxy voting rights with regard to the companies in the Fund’s investment portfolio, with the goals of maximizing the value of the Fund’s investments, promoting accountability of a company’s management and board of directors to its shareholders, aligning the interests of management with those of shareholders, and increasing transparency of a company’s business and operations.
In general, the Board of Trustees of the Trust believes that each Fund’s investment adviser, or sub-adviser, if applicable, which selects the individual companies that are part of the Fund’s portfolio, is the most knowledgeable and best suited to make decisions about proxy votes. Therefore, the Trust defers to and relies on the Funds’ investment advisers or sub-advisers, as appropriate, to make decisions on casting proxy votes.
In some instances, an adviser (or sub-adviser) may be asked to cast a proxy vote that presents a conflict between the interests of a Fund’s shareholders, and those of the adviser (or sub-adviser) or an affiliated person of the adviser (or sub-adviser). In such a case, the adviser (or sub-adviser) is instructed to abstain from making a voting decision and to forward all necessary proxy voting materials to the Trust to enable the Board of Trustees to make a voting decision. The adviser (or sub-adviser) shall make a written recommendation of the voting decision to the Board of Trustees, which shall include:
- An explanation of why it has a conflict of interest;
- The reasons for its recommendation; and
- An explanation of why the recommendation is consistent with the adviser’s (or sub-adviser’s) proxy voting policies.
The Board of Trustees shall make the proxy voting decision that in its judgment, after reviewing the recommendation of the adviser (or sub-adviser), is most consistent with the adviser’s (or sub-adviser’s) proxy voting policies and in the best interests of Fund shareholders. When the Board of Trustees is required to make a proxy voting decision, only the Trustees without a conflict of interest with regard to the security in question or the matter to voted upon shall be permitted to participate in the decision of how the Fund’s vote will be cast.
A copy of these Proxy Voting Policies and Procedures are available, without charge, upon request, by calling the Trust’s toll-free telephone number at 800-595-2877 and on the Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. The Trust will send a copy of the Trust’s Proxy Voting Policies and Procedures within three business days of receipt of a request, by first-class mail or other means designed to ensure equally prompt delivery.