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Glass Lewis Announces 2016 Updates to Voting Policy Guidelines

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz (212) 403-1000 (Phone) | (212) 403-2000 (Fax)www.wlrk.comNovember 16, 2015 Glass Lewis Announces 2016 Updates to Voting Policy Guidelines           Glass Lewis has released updated U.S. proxy voting guidelines for the 2016 proxy season.  Key areas of focus … Continue reading

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Corporate Governance Update: Important Proxy Advisor Developments

September 25, 2014 Corporate Governance Update: Important Proxy Advisor Developments By David A. Katz and Laura A. McIntosh* As 2014 winds down and 2015 approaches, proxy advisory firms—and the investment managers who hire them—are finding themselves under increased scrutiny. Staff … Continue reading

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SEC Issues Regulatory Guidance On Proxy Advisory Firms And Voting

SOURCE:  VERITAS EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION CONSULTANTS 255 California Street, Suite 1300 | San Francisco, CA 94111, USA | 415-429-8080 | www.veritasecc.com On June 30, 2014, the Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Divisions of Investment Management and Corporation Finance issued regulatory … Continue reading

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SEC Issues Proxy Voting Responsibilities of Investment Advisers

Division of Investment Management Division of Corporation Finance Securities and Exchange Commission Proxy Voting:  Proxy Voting Responsibilities of Investment Advisers and Availability of Exemptions from the Proxy Rules for Proxy Advisory Firms Staff Legal Bulletin No. 20 (IM/CF) Action: Publication of … Continue reading

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SEC CLOSE TO WEIGHING POSSIBLE ACTION ON PROXY ADVISORY FIRMS

March 24, 2014 On March 19, 2014, SEC Chair Mary Jo White stated that the Securities and Exchange Commission will soon review recommendations for possible regulatory action targeting proxy advisory firms.  White did not offer any details regarding new rules … Continue reading

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Canadian Securities Administrators Intend to Regulate Proxy Advisory Firms

September 25, 2013 Canadian Securities Administrators Intend to Regulate Proxy Advisory Firms           The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), an umbrella organization of Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators, recently issued an update on their ongoing, consultative process concerning possible regulation of … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting Corporate Governance Survey

Capital Markets -Corp Gov Survey Feb 2012 FINAL Here is the latest survey on Corporate Governance by FTI Consulting.  There were several interesting key findings: Executive compensation is still a critical topic for investors and may be even more so … Continue reading

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CalSTRS To Vote Proxies Independently

CalSTRS introduced their report on executive pay last week.  It was notable for a couple reasons.  First, the large retirement fund acknowledges that questionable pay practices are on the decline although there still is room for improvement in their opinion.  … Continue reading

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