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Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM

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Biography

Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, is a director of capital markets policy at CFA Institute, where he focuses on corporate governance issues. He was named one of the 2008 “Rising Stars of Corporate Governance” by the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management.

Author's Posts
CorpGov Roundup: Gender Diversity, Stewardship Principles, and More

Pushing for gender diversity on boards, adopting stewardship principles, and creating an index to rank firms on their corporate governance are a few of the highlights in corpgov news for May.

Financial Choice Act’s Shareholder Resolution Threshold May Squelch Activity

Financial Choice Act would require shareowners that want to file a resolution at a company’s annual meeting to hold 1% of a company’s shares for three years to do so. Categories: Standards, Ethics and Regulations

Has the Time Arrived for a Venture Market in the United States?

There is a growing interest in a venture exchange in the United States to list smaller and startup companies operating under relaxed listing and regulatory rules, and the time could be right.

CorpGov Roundup: Snap Controversy, Rating CorpGov Performance, CARE, and More

Japan, Malaysia, and UK release updates to their corporate governance codes, and in the US, issues continue to swirl around Snap’s IPO and the Financial Choice Act.

An Assessment of Dual-Class Shares in Brazil: Evidence from the Novo Mercado Reform

Firms that moved to the Novo Mercado single-class structure experienced higher firm performance, but face continuing criticism that reforms did not eliminate the dominance of controlled companies.

CorpGov Roundup: Shareholder Rights a Key Theme

Protections for shareholders and investors are important elements in good corporate governance and are a key theme in corporate governance news in March.

CorpGov Roundup: Hot Topic is Whether Dual Class Shares Should Be Allowed

Highlights in corporate governance in February include countries releasing new protocols, updating their governance codes, and encouraging governance changes to better protect investors.

CorpGov Roundup: Integrated Reporting, Proxies, Stewardship Codes, and More

Highlights in corporate governance from around the globe for January include steps toward coherent corporate reporting systems and the launch of a US stewardship and governance framework.

CorpGov Roundup: Transparency a Common Denominator in Recent Governance Reforms

Highlights in corporate governance from around the globe for November include the adoption of a stewardship code in Brazil and Singapore and the use of proxy access for the first time.

CorpGov Roundup: Zombie Directors Out in Canada and UK FCA Seeks Input on Its Mission

The corporate governance highlights from October include a look at shareholder activism, a new report on corporate governance in the EU, and amendments to proxy rules in the US.