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October 11, 2016 Heads Up for the 2017 Proxy Season: ISS Annual Survey Results Signal Policy Changes - Board Refreshment is Top of Mind for Investors

Source: Lexology

ISS has released its annual global policy survey results, foreshadowing potential changes to its voting policies for the 2017 proxy season. The results primarily reflect the views of institutional investors and corporate issuers.

September 15, 2016 Activist says Wells Fargo to face tough shareholder resolutions

Source: WHBL

An activist investor said on Wednesday it is "inevitable" that Wells Fargo & Co will face critical shareholder resolutions after the bank agreed to a $190 million settlement with regulators over fake consumer accounts.

September 12, 2016 Proxy Season Highlights


Encouraged by the success of proxy access proposals in the 2015 proxy season, shareholder proponents have submitted almost 200 proxy access shareholder proposals for 2016 annual meetings.

August 11, 2016 Looking Ahead to 2017 Proxy Season: ISS Annual Policy Survey Highlights Top-of-Mind Issues

Source: Lexology

ISS launched its annual global benchmark policy survey this week as part of the review of its proxy voting policies. The survey will be open until Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 5pm ET. ISS will then review the results to inform any...

July 28, 2016 Reflections On Proxy Season 2016

Source: Forbes

Proxy Advisors seem to be feared or revered. This year, with the major provisions of Dodd Frank on the path of implementation, I thought it would be enlightening to spend time with one of the most respected voices in corporate...

July 20, 2016 The Morning Risk Report: Proxy Season Tallies Show Stronger Shareholder Voice

Source: Wall Street Journal

The results for 2016 proxy season are still being tallied and full reports aren’t expected until late September, but so far results show that proxy access is here to stay. Also of note, governance experts said, is that board...

June 30, 2016 Checking in on the US proxy season

Source: IR Magazine

Almost 70 percent of the companies targeted this year by the Boardroom Accountability Project reached agreement to adopt proxy access bylaws and avoid a shareholder vote,’ write the authors, while noting that more than half of...

May 16, 2016 With 2016 Proxy Season Underway, Some Trends from 2015 Continue

Source: Lexology

The 2016 proxy season is in full swing, and similarly to 2015, the number of shareholder proposals has increased. According to a report by The Manhattan Institute’s Proxy Monitor, for Fortune 250 companies with annual meetings...

May 2, 2016 Norway’s oil fund to target high executive pay votes

Source: Financial Times

The world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund is launching a crackdown on executive pay, targeting high salaries at companies around the globe in an attempt to exert its influence in a debate that has been gathering pace in recent...

May 2, 2016 The Latest: Berkshire investors reject climate change report

Source: Washington Post

OMAHA, Neb. — The Latest on Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders meeting, where tens of thousands of people have listened to CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger talk business for several hours

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