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September 5, 2018 Opinion | Why institutional investors shouldn't blindly go by proxy firms' advice

Source: Money Control

The role of proxy advisory firms, as also the manner in which they go about their business of making recommendations, has been the subject of considerable debate in the last few weeks.

April 13, 2016 Don't confuse evading taxes (immoral) with avoiding taxes (perfectly legal) (Commentary


Last week I pointed out that the U.S. had fared pretty well from the leak of the Panama Papers. There are Americans named who hold offshore accounts, to be sure, but so far, they seem to be random people with a bit of money, not...

March 28, 2016 Morningstar and the democratization of ESG information

Source: GreenBiz

The ordinary investor is more likely to have most of his money in mutual funds than individual stocks or bonds, but until recently there have been few options to determine how sustainable these funds may be.

February 11, 2016 Dimon and Buffett: the odd couple of corporate governance

Source: Opinion - FT

It is one of the oldest battle lines in corporate governance: managerial autonomy versus shareholder rights. The battle is particularly acute in the US at present.

February 2, 2016 Proxy Access: Looking Back at 2015 and Ahead at 2016


During the 2015 proxy season, one of the most prominent governance topics was the submission of proxy access proposals by shareholders. New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer submitted shareholder proposals for proxy access on...

December 17, 2015 Change Brewing in the Boardroom: A Proxy Adviser Assesses Corporate Governance in Japan


Proxy advisers are a new phenomenon in Japan, where companies are only now beginning to treat shareholder interests as a serious priority. In an exclusive interview, Executive Director Ishida Takeyuki of Institutional...

December 14, 2015 Dow And DuPont - Nobody Wins When Transactions Replace Leadership

Source: Seeking Alpha

Dupont (NYSE:DD) is one of America's oldest corporations. Founded by e.i. duPont as a gunpowder manufacturer for the revolutionary war, the company has long been one of America's leading business institutions. From humble...

October 28, 2015 5 Things You Can Do To Drive Corporate Culture

Source: Forbes

Tech companies may get all the attention for creating engaging and collaborative workspaces and strong corporate cultures, but the truth is that employee engagement benefits businesses in any industry. Enerplus, a medium-sized...

July 22, 2015 The Dodd-Frank Act at 5: Examining progress and pushback

Source: Devex Impact

Since officially being inked into U.S. law on July 21, 2010, as the most sweeping set of financial reforms since the Great Depression, the landmark bill’s efforts to promote good governance in developing countries have indeed...

June 9, 2015 Harmony Or Dissonance? The Good Corporate Governance Ideas Of Academics And Worldly Players

Source: Value Walk

This article asks questions concerning ideas about what constitutes good corporate governance that are espoused by academics, such as financial economists and law professors, and by more worldly players such as legislators, rule...

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