Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets


What to Make of the SEC’s Proxy Advice Vote

Some top-line thoughts on the SEC's final ruling on Exemptions from the Proxy Rules for Proxy Voting Advice.

The Proxy Adviser Saga Continues: CFA Institute Weighs In on the Latest Contemplated Changes to the SEC Proposal

CFA Institute believes that investors must maintain full control of their proxy voting decisions, including the ability to cast their votes any time they wish. Here's a roundup of CFA Institute positions regarding the SEC's proposal on Amendments to Exemptions from the Proxy Rules for Proxy Voting Advice.

Is the Proxy Advisory Industry in Danger?

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or the Commission) appears set to unveil new oversight for firms that advise investors on voting their shares in public companies.

SEC Holds Proxy Process Roundtable — Will Reforms Follow?

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.

How Will SEC Guidance on Shareowner Proposals Play Out?

SEC's published guidance for Rule 14a-8(i)(7) will affect the ability of issuers to exclude shareowner proposals from the proxy statement.

Peltz’s Tentative and Tenuous Triumph over P&G Points to Proxy Process Problems

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.


Snap. Inc. IPO will issue all non-voting shares to investors to reduce or eliminate role of notorious proxy giant ISS.

CorpGov Roundup: Is US Proxy Advisory Industry under Attack?

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.

CorpGov Roundup: CEO Succession Planning Is in Dismal State, Global Report Finds

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?

CorpGov Roundup: Are Vanguard, Buffett, Dimon, BlackRock Sowing Seeds for US Code?

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.

CorpGov Roundup: NY Comptroller Extends Proxy Project, EU Tackles ESG

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.

CorpGov Roundup: Proxy Access, Sustainable Investments, Seeking Comments

Scanning corpgov headlines worldwide for October, all seems right by investors.

CorpGov Roundup: VW Busted, BofA Vote Bucks Trend, and Proxy Season Planning Commences

Is there a governance angle to VW scandal, and Bank of America shareholders vote to keep dual chairman-CEO role.

CorpGov Roundup: Toshiba Scandal Shows Work Remains in Japan, US Proxy Access

Spanning the globe, here are corporate governance highlights from August.

CorpGov Roundup: Executive Pay, Dual-Class Shares, Returns on Activist Investing

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.

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