Coca-Cola Co. announced Wednesday it is backtracking somewhat from its executive equity plan approved in a shareholder vote in April that received opposition from some major pension funds, which...
October 01, 2014 | 02:50 pm
Median director total compensation rose 6% to $239,918 in 2013, said a Towers Watson report released Wednesday that studied 474 publicly traded companies in the Fortune 500.
September 24, 2014 | 04:14 pm
APG Asset Management has set guidelines on how much executives at publicly traded European companies in its global portfolio should be paid, the firm said in a statement.
September 22, 2014 | 03:41 pm
FedEx Corp. shareholders face separate proxy proposals from the New York City Retirement Systems and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters General Fund, calling for, respectively, disclosure of...
September 19, 2014 | 12:00 pm
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.