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Topic: Proxy advisers
A proxy adviser provides services to shareholders (in most cases an institutional investor of some type) to vote their shares at shareholder meetings of, usually, quoted companies.
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Governance Leadership Centre
New proxy adviser rules in United States
17 September 2020 | Sally Linwood GAICD
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted new rules governing the conduct of proxy advisers (see here for the SEC’s release). Designed to address concerns about the “outs...
Advocacy and policy
Director Identification Numbers – Your Say!
29 August 2018
Over recent weeks, close to 500 AICD members provided initial feedback to the AICD on the implementation of a Director Identification Number (DIN). We sought this input through two on-line surveys sen...
Seven trends small cap boards should prepare for
29 August 2018 | Tony Featherstone
Trends suggest small cap companies will speed up appointment of female directors.
ASIC report on proxy adviser engagement practices
25 July 2018
The ASIC review focused on the four major proxy advisers in Australia, CGI Glass Lewis, ISS Australia, Ownership Matters and the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors.
27 February 2018
The increasing sway of proxy advisors has prompted calls for greater regulation, reports Ben Power.
Stakeholder engagement with Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO
14 February 2018
Covering the shifting sands of shareholder expectations, proxy adviser oversight and AGM reform, Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO FAICD discusses his views on the current state of the stakeholder engagement lan...
Australian Governance Summit
ASIC on the ‘significantly less tumultuous’ AGM season
14 February 2018 | Steph D'Souza
The regulator shares its appraisal and recommendations following the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) season, which shone a spotlight on board diversity and director accountability through ‘against’ ...
Proxy advisers: Have your say
12 April 2017 | Lysarne Pelling
The role of proxy advisers is in the spotlight. The AICD is currently developing a new policy around the issues that they pose. We are calling on input from our members, writes AICD Senior Policy Advi...
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