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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.

Glass Lewis Submits Comment Letter to SEC on Proposed Amendments to Exemptions from the Proxy Rules for Proxy Voting Advice

Glass Lewis has submitted a comment letter regarding the United States Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the proposed Amendments to Exemptions from the Proxy Rules for Proxy Voting Advice. As a proxy advisor, Glass Lewis [...]

By |February 4, 2020|Blog, Regulatory Matters|

Best Practice Principles Group for Shareholder Voting Research Announce Appointment of Independent Oversight Committee Chair

The Best Practice Principles Group (“BPPG”) today announced the appointment of independent Oversight Committee Chair, Dr Stephen Davis. Dr Davis’ appointment follows extensive stakeholder consultation and publication of the BPPG’s new 2019 Best Practice Principles [...]

By |January 31, 2020|Blog, Press Releases, Regulatory Matters|

Glass Lewis Comment Letter on Proposed Revisions to Japan’s Stewardship Code

Glass Lewis has submitted a comment letter on proposed Revisions to the Principles for Responsible Institutional Investors ≪Japan’s Stewardship Code≫. In particular, Glass Lewis shared comments regarding the new Principle 8, which provides guidance to [...]

By |January 28, 2020|Blog, Regulatory Matters|

Glass Lewis Opens Tokyo Office, Names New VP of Asian Research

Global Governance Firm Further Expands in Asia-Pacific TOKYO (22 January 2020) – Glass Lewis, the leading independent provider of global corporate governance services, today announced the opening of a new, full-service office in Tokyo, Japan. [...]

By |January 21, 2020|Blog, Press Releases|

Glass Lewis on Worker Participation: An Overview of Employee Ownership and Representation

In the past thirty years, more and more attention has been paid to the effects of employee participation on company performance. What might be the effect of it on long-term company performance? How could increased [...]

By |January 16, 2020|Blog|

Changing the Timeline on Corporate Financial Reporting: SGX Scraps Quarterly Updates

When assessing the need to have frequent access to a company’s performance, is it always necessary for companies to submit quarterly financial performance reports? Or, is half-yearly reporting a sufficient time frame? These questions are [...]

By |January 15, 2020|Blog|

Sims Metal Management: Tracking Pay for Performance Over Time with CGLytics

CGI Glass Lewis assesses both executive remuneration structure and outcomes when considering our support for remuneration reports of ASX-listed entities. Concepts of appropriate structure and appropriate outcomes are related, given that strong remuneration structures should [...]

By |December 19, 2019|Blog|

Glass Lewis Finalizes Transition from Equilar to CGLytics

Since 2006, Glass Lewis' Pay-for-Performance Model and its A-F grading system (the “P4P Methodology”), have been assessing the alignment of executive compensation with company performance to determine our quantitative assessment of Say on Pay proposals [...]

By |December 18, 2019|Blog, Press Releases|

‘Social Acceptance’ of Dutch Remuneration Policies: Just a Legal Requirement or the Key to AGM Approval?

With the introduction of the Shareholder Rights Directive (“SRD II”) across the European Union, shareholders of Dutch companies will be asked to provide more regular feedback on the executive remuneration of their investee companies. Currently, [...]

By |December 11, 2019|Blog|

Proxy Season Insider: December 2

Important highlights from upcoming meetings, provided by Glass Lewis’ global research team: Elders Limited Australian Securities Exchange December 12 Despite delivering weaker financial outcomes compared to the prior financial year which resulted in no short-term [...]

By |December 2, 2019|Blog|