Glass Lewis Blog

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.

Carillion Collapse Raises Oversight Concerns

With former board and management facing MPs questions and an investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority, and auditors KPMG under Financial Reporting Council scrutiny for its work on the books, the collapse of Carillion plc [...]

By |February 9, 2018|Blog|

Brazil: Instruction 594 Brings Remote Voting Reform

With proxy season on the horizon, Brazilian regulators are taking steps to ensure that voting goes smoothly for all shareholders – particularly those that won’t be attending the meetings. Following a public hearing held by [...]

By |February 6, 2018|Blog|

Polish Regulations Target Audit Oversight and State-Owned Entities

The past year saw a number of changes to Polish corporate governance regulations meant to bring them closer to European and world standards.  In May 2017, an updated version of the Act on Statutory Auditors, [...]

By |January 25, 2018|Blog|
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Singapore Seeking Feedback on Enhanced Corporate Governance Rules

On January 16, 2018, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced updated governance and listing rules, and invited interested parties to weigh in via a consultation that runs through March 15, 2018.   The revised [...]

By |January 18, 2018|Blog|

Suspension of PwC India: Wakeup Call for Auditors?

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) issued an order banning all firms in PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) Indian network over PwC’s involvement in the Satyam fraud case. The order prevents these [...]

By |January 17, 2018|Blog|

Amending 162(m): Tax Reform Implications on U.S. Executive Compensation

The “Tax Cut and Jobs Act” imposes significant reforms to the tax code that will impact households, businesses – and CEO bonuses. In particular, the act's ramifications may roll back executive compensation practices that have [...]

By |January 5, 2018|Blog|

Jumping on the Bitcoin and Blockchain Bandwagon

With exchanges, regulators and investors alike still trying to catch their breath, a few small public companies have fallen on a golden formula. Listed companies around the world, almost exclusively of microcap size and with [...]

By |December 21, 2017|Blog|

M&A Spotlight: Contested Meetings and the Wider Activist Landscape

Shareholder activism is on the rise. As a result, some have reasonably asked whether proxy advisors like Glass Lewis are helping to fuel the surge by more frequently supporting dissident campaigns. This perception isn't borne [...]

By |December 21, 2017|Blog|

Raising the Stakes on Board Gender Diversity

2017 has seen interest in board composition intensify. Investors have long scrutinized individual directors' qualifications; however, increasingly they are asking how those individuals complement each other, and whether the overall board reflects a diverse mix [...]

By |December 19, 2017|Blog|

Policy Guidelines Updated: Japan, Hong Kong, Korea & More

Glass Lewis’ Policy Guidelines provide an overview of our approach to governance and proxy research. In developing our policies, we consider a diverse range of perspectives and inputs, with ongoing analysis of regulatory developments, academic [...]

By |December 18, 2017|Blog|