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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.

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Sports Direct: Is Mike Ashley’s dinghy about to burst?

Sports Direct has had a turbulent year. Since listing in 2007, the company, and its share price, had grown consistently; however its share price is now roughly the same as it was at IPO after [...]

By |August 26, 2016|Blog|
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2016 United Kingdom Proxy Season Review

Glass Lewis’ season reviews provide market-specific overviews of the key developments in governance, shareholder activism and stewardship, executive compensation and ESG that defined the 2016 proxy season, along with in-depth case studies detailing how these [...]

By |August 24, 2016|Blog|
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UK Pay: GC100 Revises its Reporting Guidance

As UK companies prepare to resubmit their pay policies to binding shareholder votes in 2017, updated reporting guidance provides insight into the issues that are driving investor voting. The GC100, the voice of general counsel [...]

By |August 23, 2016|Blog|

Pikachu 2.0: How Pokémon GO Is a Success Story for Corporate Governance Reforms in Japan

Like a rampaging Godzilla through the streets of downtown Tokyo, Nintendo’s Pokémon GO smartphone app has shaken up the social gaming world. This cultural phenomenon has led millions of 20-to- 30-something- year-olds chasing virtual cartoon [...]

By |August 19, 2016|Blog|

Glass Lewis Thoughts on the “Commonsense Principles of Corporate Governance”

On July 21, 2016 a group of 13 high profile investors and corporate executives released a set of “Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles” which opined on the roles and responsibilities of boards and investors. The Principles—which largely [...]

By |August 12, 2016|Blog|

Investment Association Seeks Shake-Up of UK Executive Compensation

As the dust settles on yet another eventful AGM season, a report by The Investment Association — the leading trade association for trust and fund managers in the UK — has sought to address the problems [...]

By |August 8, 2016|Blog|

Shareholder Proposals Fail to Ignite EGM of KazMunaiGas Exploration & Production

At yesterday’s extraordinary general meeting of London- and Kazakhstan-listed KazMunaiGas Exploration & Production (“KMG EP”), controlling shareholder and Kazakh state oil company NC KazMunaiGas (“NC KMG”) failed to convince a sufficient number of independent shareholders [...]

By |August 4, 2016|Blog|
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Proxy Season Insider – August 3

Highlights from the world of Proxy Papers you can’t afford to miss: Dalian Wanda, Hill International, Xura, and an update on InterOil’s cancelled meeting. Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co., Ltd. Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing [...]

By |August 3, 2016|Blog|
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Forbes Interviews Chief Policy Officer Robert McCormick

Forbes contributor Robin Ferracone recently spent time talking with Glass Lewis Chief Policy Officer Robert McCormick.  The wide ranging discussion covered several topics, including the recent proxy season, perceptions of proxy advisors, positive and negative trends [...]

By |July 28, 2016|Blog|
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Glass Lewis Submission to SEC on Proposed Dodd-Frank Section 956 Regulations

As discussed in our prior post, new regulations have been proposed to prohibit incentive-based pay arrangements that encourage inappropriate risk, in line with section 956 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. [...]

By |July 27, 2016|Blog, Regulatory Matters|
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