New features include dramatic expansion of data and analytics
SAN FRANCISCO (June 15, 2017) – Meetyl, operator of the world’s most powerful direct corporate access platform, today announced important enhancements to its groundbreaking suite of services for corporate governance professionals, CG Direct.
The updated CG Direct expands the suite of data and analytics provided in the initial release. CG Direct continues to feature the extensive publicly available proxy voting activity from institutional investors that has been gathered and provided by partner Proxy Insight, and now leverages that data to provide corporate users far more detailed insight into the activities of their shareholders. Combined with Meetyl’s intuitive web-based software, companies can more efficiently target, understand and connect with the appropriate corporate governance professionals at the investors that own them.
Institutional investors have been highly receptive to CG Direct and are joining the platform to take control of their profiles in the system. Investors can use Meetyl’s platform to manage their exploding pipeline of inbound meeting requests from corporates, using their profiles to effectively communicate accurate contact information and policy details and streamlining the engagement process.
“Investor and corporate users alike have been very supportive of CG Direct since the initial launch in February. The feedback we have received has been very valuable,” said Jeffrey Tha, CEO of Meetyl. “Our recent updates address the primary needs of the corporate users to ensure they derive maximum benefit from their engagement efforts” said Tha.
Founded by former Wall Street professionals in 2012, Meetyl’s innovative technology-based solution enables companies and institutional investors to directly, securely and efficiently connect with each other. Meetyl, which was acquired by Glass Lewis in 2014, today counts more than 2,000 users amongst its live, global community. In 2016, Glass Lewis began using the Meetyl platform to significantly ramp the corporate engagement activities of its own research team, which has conducted approximately 1,500 company meetings globally during the past 12 months.
Meetyl is changing the way institutional investors and companies engage with each other to schedule everything from individual meetings to non-deal road shows. The Meetyl platform – a global, web-based service that is private and secure – helps companies find and directly connect with the right investors. Based on a live community of users who update their profiles and preferences, the Meetyl proprietary algorithm provides users with the carefully screened list of best-fit meetings, and then efficiently helps coordinate schedules, send invitations and track success. Meetyl helps increase returns from investor relations programs and avoid the conflicts and inefficiencies sometimes associated with traditional intermediaries. Meetyl is headquartered in San Francisco with employees in the U.S., UK, and Ireland, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Glass, Lewis & Co. More information available at www.meetyl.com.
About Glass Lewis
Glass Lewis is the leading independent provider of global governance services, helping institutional investors understand and connect with the companies they invest in. We are a trusted ally of more than 1,200 investors globally who use our high-quality, unbiased Proxy Paper research, industry-leading Viewpoint proxy vote management solution, and innovative Meetyl direct-engagement platform to help drive value across all their governance activities. Glass Lewis empowers institutional investors that collectively manage more than $35 trillion to make sound voting decisions at more than 20,000 meetings a year in 100 countries by uncovering and assessing governance, business, legal, political and accounting risks. Founded in 2003, Glass Lewis has more than 360 employees worldwide across offices from headquarters in San Francisco to New York, Washington D.C., Sydney, Australia, Limerick, Ireland, and Karlsruhe, Germany. More information is available at www.glasslewis.com.