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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.

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Glass Lewis and QUICK partner to deliver global proxy research and voting to Daiwa Asset Management

QUICK has started delivering Glass Lewis’ proxy voting platform, Viewpoint, to Daiwa Asset Management, a leading institutional investor in Japan. Viewpoint is Glass Lewis’ premium, leading-edge solution for institutional investors to manage all of their [...]

By |January 12, 2017|Press Releases|
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Broadening the Boardroom

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has recently backtracked on her proposals to increase employee representation on boards. It was an idea which had largely been confined to the wilderness of UK governance for several decades [...]

By |January 9, 2017|Blog|
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Necessary rebellion? Shareholder activism at Solocal

The recent experiences of Solocal provide us with a good opportunity to consider the effects of shareholder activism at French listed companies. Previously known as Pages Jaunes, or the Yellow Pages, Solocal has suffered significantly [...]

By |January 4, 2017|Blog|
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The Cost of Ink: Viacom’s Contracts and the Price of Executive Turbulence

The Viacom boardroom has been a messy place of late. Very public conflicts over the control of the company and aging mogul/executive chairman Sumner Redstone’s fortune turned a page in recent months, and the impact [...]

By |December 23, 2016|Blog|
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German Gender Quota and Targets – A Study

Following the introduction of legal measures intended to increase the proportion of women in leadership positions in German publicly-listed companies, we looked at a snapshot of some of Germany's largest public companies at the time [...]

By |December 8, 2016|Blog|
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Proxy Season Insider – December 8

Highlights from the world of Proxy Papers you can’t afford to miss: Westpac, ANZ Group, NAB Limited, Commonwealth Bank, Solocal, Mitsubishi Motors and Sims Metal Management Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA); Westpac Bank Corporation (WBC); [...]

By |December 8, 2016|Blog|
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UK Seeking Comment on Governance Reform

After making bold campaign pledges on UK corporate reform, a consultation paper (PDF) released last week finds Theresa May’s government trying to balance its prior rhetoric against the practicalities of governance. The green paper, published [...]

By |December 7, 2016|Blog|
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Additional 2017 Proxy Season Guidelines Available

Glass Lewis has released additional updated policy guidelines for the 2017 proxy season.  The following markets have recently been published: United Kingdom Continental Europe Japan Guidelines for additional markets will be published over the next [...]

By |November 30, 2016|Blog|
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Proxy Season Insider – November 28

Highlights from the world of Proxy Papers you can’t afford to miss: CD Projekt, Associated British Foods, Christian Dior and Microsoft Corporation. CD Projekt SA Warsaw Stock Exchange – November 29 Could the gaming world [...]

By |November 28, 2016|Blog|

What Does the Pay Say?

The increasing spotlight on executive compensation shows no sign of abating, with the topic remaining a hot-button issue for shareholders and the general public alike, leading to critical headlines and political exhortations across the globe. Indeed, [...]

By |November 23, 2016|Blog|
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