Last week two shareowner-sponsored proxy access proposals won majority support at U.S. companies — a momentous occasion for those in favor of shareowner access to the proxy. Matt Orsagh, CIPM, CFA, reviews the proxy access landscape in the U.S.
A recent study reveals that political donations are not only associated with worse corporate governance but are negatively correlated with returns. The only real beneficiary: a CEO looking for a political favor down the road.
Updating the Olympus scandal and Canada’s national securities regulation issue, minority shareholder rights trouble in Brazil, and Hewlett-Packard’s planned vote on proxy access. It’s time to span the corporate governance globe to review important developments from the month of April.
With proxy season just around the corner, Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, takes a look at what makes Prudential Financial's proxy statement a shining beacon of good corporate disclosure.
Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, gives you a sneak peek at the corporate governance issues to watch in 2012.
We don’t wish to play favorites here, so we won’t look at any single corporate governance development as more important than another. So let’s review alphabetically, by country:
Australia: In 2011, the “two-strikes rule” (Corporations Amendment Bill 2011)… READ MORE ›
Anyone who pays attention to corporate proxy season each year — and maybe even reads a proxy statement or two — knows the role advisory firms play in influencing the final vote in many corporate proxies. These proxy advisory… READ MORE ›
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