Corporate governance

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

Corporate director compensation reaches record level — study

Corporate director median total compensation reached its highest level ever, amounting to $225,235 in 2013, up 5% from the previous year, according to a study by Steven Hall & Partners, an executive...

June 13, 2014 | 03:51 pm

The year in CEO compensation

A wrapup of 2013 chief executive compensation at publicly traded U.S. corporations.

June 09, 2014 | 12:01 am
Nabors Industries shareholders reject 3 director elections, executive pay packages

Nabors Industries shareholders reject 3 director elections, executive pay packages

Nabors Industries Ltd. shareholders, bolstered by major pension funds, voted in the majority against the re-election of three directors, but the rest of the company's board voted unanimously to keep...

June 06, 2014 | 12:39 pm
Wal-Mart shareholders approve all directors, executive pay

Wal-Mart shareholders approve all directors, executive pay

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shareholders approved the compensation of C. Douglas McMillon, president and CEO, and five other top executives and elected all nominees for director, despite opposition from...

June 06, 2014 | 03:01 pm

CalPERS' proxy proposal at Nabors wins majority support

CalPERS' proposal at Nabors Industries calling for the company to change its proxy-voting counting to treat broker non-votes as having no impact won majority support from shareholders.

June 04, 2014 | 04:23 pm