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ISS and Glass Lewis Adopt 2015 Voting Policies

Proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass Lewis have both released their voting policies for the 2015 proxy season. The policy changes for U.S. companies include updates to the firms’...more

11/18/2014 - Bylaws Corporate Governance Corporate Social Responsibility Employee Stock Purchase Plans Equity Compensation Executive Compensation Glass Lewis Independent Boards ISS Proxy Season Proxy Voting Guidelines Shareholder Rights

ISS Proposes 2015 Voting Policies

On October 15, 2014, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) requested comments by October 29, 2015, on its draft voting policy changes for 2015 on select topics. Both of the proposed updates for the U.S. are designed...more

10/31/2014 - ISS Proposed Amendments Proposed Standards Proxy Voting Guidelines

SEC Guidance on Proxy Voting for Investment Advisers and Proxy Advisory Firms

In response to years of criticism concerning the influence of proxy advisory firms, such as ISS and Glass Lewis, over proxy voting of investment advisers, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued new guidance...more

7/15/2014 - Final Guidance Investment Adviser No-Action Letters Proxy Advisors Proxy Voting Guidelines SEC Securities Exchange Act

ISS Opposes Director Compensation Bylaws

On January 13, ISS released FAQs expressing its views on a board’s adoption of director compensation bylaws. To counteract the increasing practice implemented by hedge funds and other dissident shareholders of paying their...more

2/7/2014 - Board of Directors Bylaws Compensation & Benefits Corporate Governance Directors ISS

ISS Releases 2014 Proxy Voting Policies

On November 21, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. issued updates to its benchmark proxy voting policies for the U.S. The updated policies will be effective for shareholder meetings on or after February 1, 2014. The...more

11/26/2013 - CEOs Compliance Corporate Governance ISS Proxy Voting Guidelines

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