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SEC Proxy Recommendations Include Universal Ballot and Vote Confirmations

If effecting change at a single institution is like reversing the course of an aircraft carrier, revamping the proxy system is something akin to turning around a whole fleet. Undaunted by the task, it appears [...]

By |September 13, 2019|Blog, Regulatory Matters|Comments Off on SEC Proxy Recommendations Include Universal Ballot and Vote Confirmations

Glass Lewis CEO Katherine Rabin Issues Statement Regarding SEC Guidance

On Wednesday the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued guidance related to “Investment Advisers’ Proxy Voting Responsibilities and the Application of Proxy Rules to Voting Advice.”  We look forward to reviewing the clarifications that [...]

By |August 22, 2019|Blog, Regulatory Matters|Comments Off on Glass Lewis CEO Katherine Rabin Issues Statement Regarding SEC Guidance

Glass Lewis Submission to SEBI on Issues Related to Proxy Advisors

On July 29, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) issued a report submitted by the Working Group it formed in November 2018 to review certain issues related to proxy advisors. The report [...]

By |August 20, 2019|Blog, Regulatory Matters|Comments Off on Glass Lewis Submission to SEBI on Issues Related to Proxy Advisors

BPPG Formally Launch New 2019 Best Practice Principles for Shareholder Voting Research & Analysis

Leading Global Shareholder Voting Research & Analysis Providers Commit to New Governance & Oversight Structure in Independently Reviewed Updated 2019 Principles The Independent Review Chair of the Best Practice Principles for Shareholder Voting Research & Analysis Group (the “BPPG”), Dr. [...]

By |July 22, 2019|Blog, Press Releases, Regulatory Matters|Comments Off on BPPG Formally Launch New 2019 Best Practice Principles for Shareholder Voting Research & Analysis

Glass Lewis Submission on Spanish SRD II Consultation: Introduction of Loyalty Shares

Glass Lewis has submitted a response to the Spanish consultation on the proposed changes to Spanish Companies Law which transposes Shareholder Rights Directive II ("SRD") into national legislation. While most of the proposed changes are [...]

By |June 13, 2019|Blog, Regulatory Matters|Comments Off on Glass Lewis Submission on Spanish SRD II Consultation: Introduction of Loyalty Shares

Glass Lewis Submission to SEBI Consultation on the Issuance of Equity Shares with Differential Voting Rights

On March 20, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) released a consultation paper (the “Paper”) that discusses the prospect of differential voting rights shares (“DVRs”) being made available to listed issuers in [...]

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Glass Lewis Submission of Public Comments on Dutch ‘Thinking Period’ Consultation

Glass Lewis has submitted a response to the Dutch consultation, which ended on February 7, 2019, on a legislative proposal to implement a 250-day bedenktijd ('thinking period'). The proposal would implement a 250-day thinking period [...]

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CGI Glass Lewis: Initial Response to Royal Commission Final Report

Earlier this week the Final Report of the Australian Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (“the Royal Commission”) was released to the public. Responses from financial institutions, regulators and [...]

By |February 7, 2019|Blog, Regulatory Matters|Comments Off on CGI Glass Lewis: Initial Response to Royal Commission Final Report

Glass Lewis Submission of Public Comments on German Corporate Governance Code Consultation

The German Corporate Governance Code has just come to the end of a consultation phase, with market participants being invited to provide feedback on a large number of proposed amendments. The consultation may result in [...]

By |February 1, 2019|Blog, Regulatory Matters|Comments Off on Glass Lewis Submission of Public Comments on German Corporate Governance Code Consultation

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|Comments Off on Washington Update – Proxy Process Focus Continues
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