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The Glass Lewis Blog is regularly updated with information of use to our institutional investor clients including our insights on major corporate governance news, replays of Proxy Talk conference calls, and the publication of new guidelines, season previews, season reviews and special reports.

UK Announces Corporate Governance Reforms

On August 29, the UK Business Secretary Greg Clark has set out the British government's plans for corporate governance reform, which are intended to "enhance the public's trust in business". In the coming months, the [...]

By |August 30, 2017|Blog|

Independent News & Media AGM Pitts CEO Against Chair

A dispute between the chief executive and the chairman is pushing the upcoming AGM of Ireland’s largest print media group, Independent News & Media plc (“INM”), into the headlines. In his letter to shareholders prefacing the notice of meeting, INM's board chair Leslie Buckley discloses that chief executive Robert Pitt has [...]

By |August 15, 2017|Blog|

Shareholder Protection Act: Seeking Transparency on Corporate Political Donations

For a number of years, investors have pushed companies to enhance disclosure of their corporate political spending activities. Now, a bill re-introduced by New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is aimed at mandating this disclosure.   While not necessarily [...]

By |August 11, 2017|Blog|

Israeli External Directors: True Sentinels or Long-Standing Bluff?

Institutional investors in Israel are starting to realise they have a problem. In truth, they are not just now becoming aware of it; the problem has existed for as long as the Israeli Companies Law [...]

By |August 9, 2017|Blog|

S&P, Russell Indexes Push Back on Snap’s Non-Voting Stock

Less than a week after the FTSE Russell index announced plans to exclude Snap Inc. and other companies that offer virtually non-existent voting rights to public shareholders, the S&P Dow Jones went a step (or several) further with a ban on multi-class share structures for new entrants to several of its flagship indices, including the S&P 500. The [...]

By |August 2, 2017|Blog|

Legislative Update: Universal Ballots in Peril, Hearing to Rethink SOX Set for July 18

As investors wait for the U.S. Senate to consider the Financial CHOICE Act, one of its most damaging corporate governance provisions has found its way to a house spending bill. The 2018 Financial Services and [...]

By |July 18, 2017|Blog|

Glass Lewis Opens London Office

Global Governance and Engagement-Support Firm Further Expands in Europe LONDON (17 July 2017) – Glass Lewis, the leading independent provider of global governance and engagement-support services, today announced the opening of a London office dedicated to [...]

By |July 17, 2017|Blog, Press Releases|

MENA Markets Opening to the Outside World

Mohammad Skaiky, analyst covering the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) at Glass Lewis, shares his thoughts on the development of corporate governance standards in the region following two recent regional conferences focused on [...]

By |July 11, 2017|Blog|

Mediaset Heads Off Vivendi But Questions Remain

An expected battle for control over Mediaset may have been averted, but the Italian broadcaster's 2017 annual meeting was still animated by unexpected developments. Mediaset has long been controlled by the Berlusconi family's Fininvest. French [...]

By |July 10, 2017|Blog|
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Proxy Season Insider: July 5

Highlights from the world of Proxy Papers you can’t afford to miss! Cabela's Incorporated New York Stock Exchange – July 11 Outdoor and sporting goods retailer Cabela's looks to obtain shareholder approval for its sale [...]

By |July 5, 2017|Blog|