Subject: File No. 4-725
From: J. Alan Reid, Jr.
Affiliation: The World Future Society ( frmr ICI Board of Gov)

October 17, 2018

I believe mutual funds should offer investors options to vote their proxies true to their values. The hope here is to be inclusive, allowing investors to realize they are part of the ownership structure. While not possible in the 1940's, today technology can make this possible.

You may also note by previous SEC Comment letter on money markets

I'm attaching a recent paper I published on proxies. I'm very encouraged to see the commission looking to enhance this process.

Alan Reid

Copyrighted material redacted. Author cites:

Reid, Alan. "Environmental, Social and Governance Investing: Time to Strive for More." Investments and Wealth Monitor, July/August 2018.