Bending into shareholder pressures, large institutional investors, including mutual and pension funds, are beginning to show more of an interest in their proxy voting records, the Associated Press reports.

Whereas it has long been common for them to outsource these decisions to such companies as Glass Lewis, Proxy Governance and  Institutional Shareholder Services, investors are now beginning to take them in-house. As a result, proxy consulting firms are now creating new products to help institutional investors devise voting governance standards.

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