Climate change is an issue that will have an immense impact on our lives and the financial world in the coming years. Engagement between issuers and investors on the issue is increasing as investors begin to plan for investing in a world with a lower carbon footprint.
Institutional investors continue to recognize the importance of their stewardship activities working to improve companies’ ESG, pay, and fiduciary practices through corporate engagement and proxy voting.
Several publications have exhorted regulatory authorities to craft policy interventions that incentivize a long-term analytical orientation of companies’ disclosures.
The revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive comes into effect January 2018, introduces a sweeping overhaul of European financial markets.
CFA Institute is updating its Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®), and listening to stakeholders’ needs is key to evolving them to be truly universally applicable to all asset types.
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.
The asset management industry does not pose the same types of systemic risks to the economy as the banking industry does, and the US Treasury agrees.
The use of structured data has the potential to simplify reporting burdens and make it easier for investors to access company data, but there are still challenges in its implementation.
Recent contested proxy vote at Proctor & Gamble highlights the antiquated approach to counting ballots from registered shareholders. The approach is bad corporate governance and needs to change.
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