Corporate governance

Video: Jack Bogle says CEO pay is 'out of hand'

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
Oranges and a live goat: Some tricky questions in governance addressed

Oranges and a live goat: Some tricky questions in governance addressed

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 ...

July 07, 2014
Proxy access support reaches new level

Proxy access support reaches new level

More proxy access proposals have won a majority level of shareholder support this year than in any other year, leading one asset owner executive to conjecture a tipping point has been reached in...

July 07, 2014
Precedent is upheld on class-action lawsuits that are spurred by stock losses

Precedent is upheld on class-action lawsuits that are spurred by stock losses

Pension funds and other institutional shareholders pursuing securities class-action lawsuits got a big vote of confidence from the Supreme Court in late June that could lead to more scrutiny of...

July 07, 2014

Put a monkey in there? I prefer you guys

Barrick (Gold Corp. was created and grew) without any government support. Yes, the government is behind us. Barrick never received a dollar subsidy, but Barrick did contribute $8 billion in pure...

July 07, 2014
Court backs efficient market

Court backs efficient market

The U.S. Supreme Court made the right decision when it rejected a presumption of prudence as a defense in company stock-drop cases, replacing it with a presumption of market efficiency.

July 07, 2014
Video: Jack Bogle says CEO pay is 'out of hand'

Video: Jack Bogle says CEO pay is 'out of hand'

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 03, 2014 | 09:29 am

Illinois State Board picks Glass Lewis for proxy voting

Illinois State Board of Investment hired Glass Lewis & Co. for proxy-voting advisory services for domestic and international holdings.

July 01, 2014 | 03:07 pm

MSCI buying GMI Ratings to integrate ESG and accounting research

MSCI Inc. will acquire GMI Ratings for $15 million in cash under a definitive agreement between the two companies, they announced Friday.

June 27, 2014 | 03:35 pm
Stock buybacks charge up the bull market

Stock buybacks charge up the bull market

The bull market in the S&P 500 since March 2009 has been marked by corporations buying back their shares and paying out dividends. From Q1 2009 through Q1 2014, S&P 500 companies repurchased $1.9...

June 24, 2014 | 11:15 am
Governance continues to be issue for DB plan executives — conference panel

Governance continues to be issue for DB plan executives — conference panel

Governance remains one of the thorniest issues facing defined benefit plan executives

June 24, 2014 | 04:42 pm

Towers Watson: Executive compensation support unchanged so far in 2014

Seventy-three percent of companies won at least 90% of the shareholder vote in support of their executive compensation practices based on results of 2,132 companies in the Russell 3000 index...

June 24, 2014 | 04:29 pm
Test of governance wills

Test of governance wills

There are good neighbors. Then there is Nabors Industries Inc.

June 23, 2014
Abercrombie & Fitch shareholders support proxy-access proposal

Abercrombie & Fitch shareholders support proxy-access proposal

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. shareholders Thursday approved by a vote of 55.3% in favor a proposal sponsored by the New York City Retirement Systems and two other pension funds, calling for proxy access...

June 20, 2014 | 02:04 pm
Investors seek proxy proposal on FedEx damage from Washington Redskins association

Investors seek proxy proposal on FedEx damage from Washington Redskins association

A group of FedEx Corp. investors is sending to the SEC on Friday a response to a no-action request by the Memphis, Tenn.-based company regarding the investors' shareholder proposal asking the company ...

June 19, 2014 | 03:51 pm