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Proxy Voting as if Systems Matter

Proxy Voting as if Systems Matter

Proxy Voting as if Systems Matter. Investors currently get essentially the same voting advice if they are broadly diversified or if their investments are highly concentrated. That doesn’t make sense if they are attempting to use their votes to enhance their financial returns. It also may not make sense strategically, even if they are concerned […]

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Investment Advisers Allison Lee

Investment Advisers SEC Clarification: Allison Lee

Investment Advisers: Allison Lee Statement Re SEC Guidance Investment advisers, proxy services. – It is not often that I simply reprint a post from another source, in this case the SEC. However, I have filed this one under history of corporate governance. I may want to reference it as I an example of where the SEC formally misstepped. […]

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Carl Gershenson

Review: Carl Gershenson – Protecting Markets from Society

Carl Gershenson – “Protecting Markets from Society: Non-Pecuniary Claims in American Corporate Democracy” forthcoming in Politics & Society looks at the role of the state as ‘market protector.’ Protecting us from inside trading, pump and dump schemes, policing market players? Yes, that may be the primary duty of agencies such as the SEC. However, Gershenson turns our attention to […]

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Wall Street Bull

Ending the Wall Street Walk: Why Corporate Governance Now?

What would you do if the company in which you’ve invested your hard-earned dollars threw it away on fat retirement benefits to outside members of its board of directors? One individual investor, Richard Ayers, conducted a proxy battle this year with Nevada Power Company over the issue. Although he won more than 30% of the vote, […]

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