IDR Service Available Through Meetyl
Glass Lewis and Meetyl have streamlined and improved the IDR service, beginning with the 2018 Proxy Season. The new process utilizes the Meetyl platform in order to better serve and communicate with participants in the IDR program. If you would like to participate in the IDR program, please click the “Sign Up Through Meetyl” button above. This will direct you to the Meetyl IDR sign up page, which will walk you through the rest of the process.
Once signed up with the new Meetyl IDR process you will remain a permanent IDR participant in perpetuity, no longer requiring you to re-sign up each year to remain a participant.
Meetyl is a subsidiary of Glass Lewis that facilitates direct engagement between corporate issuers and institutional investors through its private, secure network.
More Transparency, Greater Accuracy.
IDRs enable corporate issuers to review the key data points used by Glass Lewis in its analysis prior to a full Proxy Paper research report being published for institutional investor clients. Issuers can confirm that their company data accurately reflects the information publicly available to shareholders. While the IDR does not contain Glass Lewis’ analysis or voting recommendations, the data points included are critical inputs for Glass Lewis’ analysis.
Launched in 2015, the IDR initially rolled out in the United States and in 2016 expanded to companies in Europe, the UK and Canada. Our goal is to make the IDR available to all subject companies for all the meetings we cover globally, expanding enrollment in more markets each year.
A Simple Process.
Companies interested in receiving their IDR first sign up and receive a response to confirm participation. Approximately three to four weeks prior to their shareholder meeting, the issuer’s IDR is distributed via email.
Issuers are generally given 48 hours to review their IDR and provide any suggested corrections to Glass Lewis, with the public documentation supporting such corrections. Glass Lewis reviews responses and updates any relevant information prior to publishing the completed Proxy Papers. This review process provides sufficient time for issuer review, while allowing Glass Lewis to meet its publishing deadlines and its investor clients to use the completed reports to make informed proxy voting decisions.