The CFA Institute on Friday called for the Securities and Exchange Commission to revive its proxy access rule, contending it would increase U.S. market capitalization by as much as $140.3 billion.
September 19, 2014 | 04:28 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Halliburton Co. et al. vs. Erica P. John Fund Inc. is a significant victory for institutional investors in pursing securities class-action lawsuits.
September 11, 2014 | 12:17 pm
Council of Institutional Investors, Washington, is calling for more disclosure of the self-evaluation process carried out by corporate boards of directors.
September 05, 2014 | 12:48 pm
Two of Australia's biggest pension funds say the industry will become more vocal in holding public companies to account as assets are increasingly managed in-house, filling a void of shareholder...
September 03, 2014 | 04:11 pm
Institutional shareholders should demand Coca-Cola Co. ask Richard M. Daley to step down as director or explain why, in the face of a personal challenge, he should stay as a member of the company's...
August 18, 2014
New York State Common Retirement Fund withdrew a shareholder proposal at ConAgra Foods Inc. after the company agreed to commit to using only sustainably sourced palm oil, said a statement Thursday...
August 14, 2014 | 04:00 pm
Sustainable, well-run businesses should pay a fair level of tax, and avoid the reputational, legal and financial risks posed by aggressive tax planning.
August 12, 2014 | 03:30 pm
The Securities and Exchange Commission is slated to adopt in October its final rules on implementing a proposed CEO pay ratio, said Laura D. Richman, counsel at Mayer Brown LLP, in a teleconference...
August 01, 2014 | 03:25 pm
Alliant Technologies Inc. shareholders Wednesday rejected by a 92.3% vote a shareholder proposal on firearms safety filed jointly by the New York State Common Retirement Fund and the Connecticut...
July 30, 2014 | 03:28 pm
The Securities and Exchange Commission should simplify corporate disclosure to make filings more useful to investors, including doing away with a requirement to show the company’s stock...
July 29, 2014 | 03:33 pm
It was only a matter of time before the litigation portfolios of U.S. public pension funds started catching up with their investment portfolios and spending more time overseas.
July 21, 2014
FedEx Corp. has won approval from the SEC to remove a shareholder proposal from its annual proxy asking the company to “respond to reputational damage from its association” with the...
July 16, 2014 | 03:37 pm
GMI Ratings will introduce a combined set of accounting and governance ratings on some 9,000 companies in nearly 60 emerging markets countries.
July 15, 2014 | 04:01 pm
Vanguard founder and former CEO Jack Bogle speaking at the P&I Investment Innovation and Global Future of Retirement conference discusses CEO pay, corporate governance, and shareholder activism.
July 07, 2014 | 12:01 am
In the central conversation on the topic, “Global Plan Governance,” Jonathan Boersma, executive director, global investment performance standards and head of professional standards at the ...