Two pension funds separately won record-high support for shareholder social proposals at any company. Both votes were for resolutions at CF Industries.
May 17, 2013 | 02:55 pm
Shareholders ratified the compensation programs of the CEO and other top executives at all 137 companies in the S&P 500 index that have conducted non-binding say-on-pay votes as of May 9, according a ...
May 16, 2013 | 01:42 pm
Christian Brothers Investment Service and the C$96.7 billion (US$97.5 billion) British Columbia Investment Management Corp., Victoria, filed a joint shareholder proposal calling for establishment of...
May 08, 2013 | 04:22 pm
Timken Co. shareholders Tuesday voted 53% in favor of a CalSTRS' proposal to split the company into separate steel and ball-bearing businesses, according to company proxy voting results.
May 07, 2013 | 03:16 pm
Labor union-backed shareholder activism has failed to increase shareholder value, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
May 02, 2013 | 03:40 pm
Shareholders have voted on average 91% to ratify executive compensation in non-binding say-pay-pay voting at U.S. companies so far this proxy season, up from 89% in all of 2012, according to a Towers ...
May 01, 2013 | 04:15 pm
National Employment Savings Trust, London, issued its proxy voting and corporate governance policies Monday, which include supporting corporate remuneration programs that reflect awareness at all pay ...
April 30, 2013 | 02:40 pm
A shareholder proposal by the California State Teachers' Retirement System, aimed at breaking Timken Co. into two separate companies, is taking activism by pension funds to a new level.
April 29, 2013
The pros and cons of dual-class stock and high-frequency trading were the subject of lively debate at the spring meeting of the Council of Institutional Investors in Washington.
April 24, 2013 | 09:55 am
New York State Common Retirement Fund will support separate shareholder proposals at Peabody Energy backed by the AFL-CIO Reserve Fund and the AFSCME Employees Pension Plan.
April 22, 2013 | 06:00 pm
The proxy voting system for pension funds and mutual funds is broken, with unintended consequences of regulations giving preferential treatment to proxy advisory firms, according to a paper from the...
April 17, 2013 | 04:00 pm
Heifer International Foundation, Little Rock, Ark., is searching for a proxy voting service provider.
April 17, 2013 | 03:28 pm
The C$172.6 billion (US$170.2 billion) Canada Pension Plan Investment Board could appoint non-Canadian residents to the board in a proposal included in the Canadian Department of Finance's 2013...
April 15, 2013
The Canadian federal government's new proposed budget has a constructive idea pension funds and other fiduciary institutions should consider for strengthening their governance structure.
April 15, 2013
Shareholders have voted on average 90% to ratify executive compensation in advisory say-on-pay voting so far this proxy season, up from the 89% in all of 2012, according to a Towers Watson study...