On 15 November, the US SEC helda roundtable focused on key aspects of the US proxy system, including proxy voting mechanics and technology, the shareholder proposal process, and the role and regulation of proxy advisory firms.
SEC's published guidance for Rule 14a-8(i)(7) will affect the ability of issuers to exclude shareowner proposals from the proxy statement.
Current proxy rules work against shareowners who are trying to vote in alternative and independent board members, but it is shortsighted of firms to ignore owners’ interests.
Under the guise of protecting investors, a new bill may impose unnecessary regulation on US proxy advisory industry. France is close to binding say-on-pay standard. Japan’s corpgov improving.
Report challenges current state of UK’s corporate governance. Is a US proxy dream coming true? Broadridge shares proxy work on end-to-end vote confirmation. Do activist investors need a lobbyist?
Financial luminaries Jamie Dimon, Warren Buffett, and the heads of BlackRock, Fidelity, Vanguard, and others have held meetings to work on improving the corporate governance of public companies.
Research on the materiality of nonfinancial disclosures from the buy and sell sides’ perspectives and the New York City Comptroller’s expansion of its “Boardroom Accountability Project” are among corpgov news spanning the globe in January.
Is there a governance angle to VW scandal, and Bank of America shareholders vote to keep dual chairman-CEO role.
Should executives’ safety trump disclosing their pay? What is the future of dual-class shares in Hong Kong? Are there better returns in activist investing? These topics and more are examined in our June CorpGov Roundup.
Should long-term EU shareowners be rewarded, how South Korea’s chaebol system challenges minority stakeholders, why is The Economist telling Japanese investors not so fast?
France’s Florange Law, proxy season in the US, and the Saudi governance index make corporate governance headlines in April.
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