There is no additional cost as you will contract through your current custodial services agreement then the proxy voting charges as laid out in that agreement will continue to apply
Less than 24 hours. Once the accounts are added to Proxymity the relevant holdings will propagate to the platform overnight. Users will receive a link with their user id and a link to generate a password.
Yes, Proxymity will always be in step with the vote advisor platform and this is possible via dynamic connection between Proxymity and the vote advisor platforms.
No, Proxymity is interoperable with the leading vote advisory platforms so it is possible for investors to continue to use their vote advisory platform to review the meeting notification and lodge their votes.
This means investors need only continue to support a single platform whilst receiving all of the benefits of Proxymity and maintaining global coverage. Proxymity will then be the single transport mechanism for the meeting information and votes in the markets we support providing real time meeting information from source, market deadline for voting and post meeting vote confirmation.
Under this model Proxymity is always available as a ready to use continuity solution should there be any problems with the vote advisory platform.