Can I vote on my US shares?
Unfortunately, we are not able to facilitate voting on US holdings. All brokers and platforms that facilitate investing in US shares in the same way as HL are also not able to vote.
In order for UK investors to invest in overseas companies via HL, the shares are usually packaged into a vehicle called a CREST Depository Interest (CDI). Investing in a CDI gives you exposure to an overseas security as a UK investor. The underlying shares are held on trust for the benefit of the investor that owns the CDIs. The US CDIs that clients hold through HL do not have voting rights.