chair, boardroom

16 September, 2019

Board independence revealed as key issue for investors in 2020

The independence of company chairs in Europe could figure heavily in the deliberations of one of the chief proxy advisers as it formulates its policies for the 2020 season of annual meetings.
SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission

23 August, 2019

New SEC guidance increases pressure on proxy advisers over disclosures

For those who campaigned for tighter regulation, it will be viewed as a victory. The top financial watchdog in the US has issued a document that will up the pressure on proxy advisers to disclose more...
stocks, asset management, shares, investor engagement

22 July, 2019

Top proxy advisers sign up to new code of practice

Proxy advisors this week took an important toward demonstrating they have heard recent criticism as some of the largest became signatories to a new code of best practice. Complaints about proxy adv...
proxy advisers, stock markets, share

12 November, 2018

Battle for the future of proxy advisers

Equating the current US debate over the future of proxy advisers to a civil war seems like a metaphor too far in the current febrile state of US politics. Some observers have, however, drawn the compa...
EU flag, European Union, EU, shareholder rights directive

4 April, 2017

Shareholder Rights Directive goes live

The European Council has formally adopted the much-debated directive giving shareholders the right to vote on company remuneration policies. The directive also enables companies to identify shareho...
Wall Street, activist investors

31 March, 2017

ISS cuts support for activist investors

Proxy adviser ISS has reduced its support for activist investors by almost half since the beginning of the year, according to research.

7 August, 2015

Proxy adviser complaints continue

Investor relations professionals continue to be concerned about proxy advisers, despite the introduction of a new code of practice last year. In response to a call for evidence, the Investor Relati...