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Proxy Talk Replay: Pay Engagement in the UK

On Wednesday August 26th Glass Lewis hosted a Proxy Talk conference call with Paul Emerton, head of UK stewardship and governance with Old Mutual Global Investors; and David Sneyd, corporate governance analyst with Fidelity International Limited.

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2015 Australia, New Zealand and South Africa Proxy Season Preview Now Available

AU PreviewCGI Glass Lewis is pleased to announce the release of its 2015 Australia, New Zealand and South Africa Proxy Season Preview. In this document, we provide an overview of the changing regulatory environment facing companies and shareholders this season. We also summarise the key policy changes for each of those markets.

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It’s like déjà vu, all over again

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Yet another chaebol family feud has ignited over the succession of Korea’s eighth largest business conglomerate, Lotte Group. Daily reports of nasty family rivalries among the group founder father and his two sons bring back memories of Hyundai and Doosan Group’s disastrous round of family feuds a decade ago.

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Toshiba and the state of Japanese Corporate Governance

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What, if anything, does Toshiba’s accounting scandal tell us about the current state of Japanese corporate governance?

Since the beginning of the year, improving corporate governance has been a hot issue in the Japanese market. The Japanese government has made regulatory and legislative efforts to that effect, and public companies have seemingly embraced the idea. But then Toshiba happens, and the goodwill and growing confidence that investors had in the improved governance of Japanese companies is erased.

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The Pay Ratio is Here!

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Strike up the band, the CEO Pay Ratio is finally here!

After a prolonged postponement, the SEC Commission finally adopted the CEO-to-worker pay ratio rule today in an open meeting, the result of a 3-2 vote in favor. During the meeting Commissioner Dan Gallagher described the rule as “pure applesauce”; Chair Mary Jo White characterized the continued dialogue as “heated and contentious.”