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.

Washington Update – Proxy Process Focus Continues

Following the SEC Proxy Roundtable last month, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Development held a hearing on Proxy Process and Rules: Examining Current Practices and Potential Changes. The December 6th hearing allowed [...]

By |December 7, 2018|Blog, Regulatory Matters|

BioLogics and Bioepis: The Scandal Surrounding Samsung’s Succession

With the conviction of Samsung BioLogics Co., Ltd.,(“BioLogics”), longstanding suspicions surrounding Samsung Group (the “Group”), BioLogics’ parent and South Korea’s biggest family-ruled conglomerate, have once again risen to the surface. On November 13, 2018, the [...]

By |November 29, 2018|Blog|

Greece’s Century-Old Corporate Law Gets an Update

After almost a hundred years on the books, Greek corporate law 2190/1920 is due for a shake up. Despite some improvements over the years, the current law is a remnant of a bygone era. In [...]

By |November 29, 2018|Blog|

2019 Policy Guideline Updates: Netherlands, Germany, and Japan

Glass Lewis’ Policy Guidelines provide an overview of our approach to governance and proxy research. Updated guidelines are now available for the Netherlands, Germany, and Japan, and updates to other markets will be released soon. Current [...]

By |November 29, 2018|Blog|

Case Study: RemCo Responsiveness at Persimmon and Safestore

Issuers aren’t the only ones feeling the heat over executive pay. Investors have been coming under greater levels of pressure in their oversight roles when it comes to remuneration proposals, leading several to take a [...]

By |November 28, 2018|Blog|

Glass Lewis Opens Operations Center in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (27 November 2018) – Glass Lewis, the leading independent provider of global governance and engagement support services, today announced the opening of a new, full-service office in Kansas City, Missouri. With a [...]

By |November 27, 2018|Blog, Press Releases|

The Changing Regulatory Role of India’s Reserve Bank

The Indian banking sector is no stranger to controversy. In particular, the growth of non-performing assets has prompted the Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) to intensify its regulatory scrutiny in a push for greater transparency. [...]

By |November 26, 2018|Blog|

Legislative Update: Senate Bill Redefines Proxy Advisors as Investment Advisers

Just as the SEC convenes a Staff Roundtable to look at the proxy process as a whole, including the possible regulation of the proxy advisory industry , on November 14 six U.S. Senators introduced a [...]

By |November 15, 2018|Blog, Regulatory Matters|

SEC Roundtable on the Proxy Process: Glass Lewis Statement to the Record

As part of its contribution to the SEC Staff Roundtable on the Proxy Process, on November 14 Glass Lewis submitted a statement to the record. You can read the statement here. The statement sets out Glass [...]

By |November 15, 2018|Blog, Regulatory Matters|

Glass Lewis Announces Senior Leadership Promotions for Research in Europe and North America

SAN FRANCISCO (15 November 2018) – Glass Lewis, the leading independent provider of global governance services, named Andrew Gebelin as Vice President, Research, Engagement and Stewardship and Kern McPherson as Vice President, Research and Engagement. These [...]

By |November 15, 2018|Blog, Press Releases|