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UK fund operator to press harder for diversity on Japanese boards

LGIM voted against 10 Japanese groups last year over lack of female directors

LGIM's move is part of a broader investor trends that call for more diversity in corporate management. (Source photos by Nozomu Ogawa and screenshot from LGIM's website) 

TOKYO -- The UK's biggest fund manager Legal & General Investment Management is pressing harder on Japanese companies to take on more female directors and is expanding policies to vote against proposals by those that have none, it announced on Wednesday.

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