While it's sometimes surprising for an investor to check on the performance of their mutual funds, it's even more of a shock when they check on their funds' proxy voting records.

But that, in fact, is what investors may one day do, the Associated Press reports. The Securities and Exchange Commission only began requiring funds to disclose their voting records two years ago. To date, few fund companies actually display their voting records, and shareholder activists have only begun to dig through these filings.

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