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ISS and Glass Lewis Release 2018 Proxy Voting Guidelines

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ISS Releases 2018 Proxy Voting Guideline Updates On November 16, the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) published its 2017 Proxy Voting Guideline Updates, which will be effective for shareholder meetings held on or after February 1, 2018. The US 2018 updates cover numerous policies, and significant changes are summarized below.… Continue Reading

ISS Announces Results of Its 2017 Policy Application Survey

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On October 19, proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) announced the results of its Policy Application Survey (PAS). The PAS, which ran from August 3 through October 6, reflects 328 responses: 77 from institutional investors and organizations representing them, and 251 from members of the corporate community, including companies, consultants/advisors to companies, corporate directors… Continue Reading

ISS Releases 2017 Proxy Voting Guideline Updates

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On November 21, ISS published its 2017 Proxy Voting Guideline Updates, which will be in effect for meetings held on or after February 1, 2017. The US 2017 updates cover numerous policies, with significant changes summarized below: Restricting Binding Shareholder Proposals ISS introduced a new policy to recommend against or withhold from members of the… Continue Reading

ISS Opens Data Verification Period

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On October 31, proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) opened the data verification period for QualityScore (formerly QuickScore), its corporate governance rating system, which will remain open until 8:00 p.m. (ET) on November 11. During the data verification period, companies are encouraged to access ISS’s data verification site on Governance Analytics, which can… Continue Reading

ISS Publishes Results of 2015–2016 Annual Global Policy Survey

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On September 28, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), a leading proxy advisory firm, published the results of its 2015–2016 global voting policy survey. The survey, which received 421 responses from a combination of institutional investors, corporate issuers and advisors and other corporate governance stakeholders, is an important component in ISS’ voting policy formulation process.… Continue Reading