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Glass Lewis Blog

The Glass Lewis Blog is regularly updated with information of use to our institutional investor clients including our insights on major corporate governance news, replays of Proxy Talk conference calls, and the publication of new guidelines, season previews, season reviews and special reports.

Legislative Update: Senate Bill Redefines Proxy Advisors as Investment Advisers

Just as the SEC convenes a Staff Roundtable to look at the proxy process as a whole, including the possible regulation of the proxy advisory industry , on November 14 six U.S. Senators introduced a [...]

By |November 15, 2018|Blog, Regulatory Matters|

SEC Roundtable on the Proxy Process: Glass Lewis Statement to the Record

As part of its contribution to the SEC Staff Roundtable on the Proxy Process, on November 14 Glass Lewis submitted a statement to the record. You can read the statement here. The statement sets out Glass [...]

By |November 15, 2018|Blog, Regulatory Matters|

Glass Lewis Announces Senior Leadership Promotions for Research in Europe and North America

SAN FRANCISCO (15 November 2018) – Glass Lewis, the leading independent provider of global governance services, named Andrew Gebelin as Vice President, Research, Engagement and Stewardship and Kern McPherson as Vice President, Research and Engagement. These [...]

By |November 15, 2018|Blog, Press Releases|

2019 Policy Guideline Updates: United Kingdom, France, Italy, and more

Glass Lewis’ Policy Guidelines provide an overview of our approach to governance and proxy research. Updated guidelines are now available for Denmark, Continental Europe, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom, and updates to other markets will be released soon. Current [...]

By |November 14, 2018|Blog|

Proxy Season Insider: November 9

Important highlights from upcoming meetings, provided by Glass Lewis' global research team Qube Holdings Limited Australian Securities Exchange – November 22 A rising tide lifts all boats – just ask Sydney’s real estate agents, who [...]

By |November 9, 2018|Blog|

Case Study: When the Spirit and the Letter Diverge at Teleperformance and Eurazeo

As of 2018, France has one of the most restrictive say on pay regimes in the world. As such, it is perhaps unsurprising that issuers are beginning to find work-arounds and loopholes in Loi Sapin [...]

By |November 5, 2018|Blog|

Proxy Season Insider: November 1

Important highlights from upcoming meetings, provided by Glass Lewis' global research team Link Administration Holdings Limited Australian Securities Exchange – November 16 Back in June 2017, Link Administration announced the acquisition of Capita Asset Services for A$1,548. The [...]

By |November 1, 2018|Blog|

The People vs. Exxon: The Empire State Takes on an Oil Empire

At Exxon’s 2017 annual meeting, a majority of the company’s shares were voted in favor of a shareholder proposal requesting the production of a long-term risk assessment taking into account the Paris Agreement's two-degree target. [...]

By |October 30, 2018|Blog|

Case Study: The AES Corporation’s No Action Reaction

When The AES Corporation managed to exclude a shareholder proposal that would have lowered the ownership threshold for calling a special meeting, it thought it had avoided a recurring headache. In the end though, disregarding [...]

By |October 29, 2018|Blog|

Proxy Season Insider: October 25

Important highlights from upcoming meetings, provided by Glass Lewis' global research team Crown Resorts Limited Australian Securities Exchange – November 1 Crown Resorts’ executive chair, John Alexander, received just over A$3.5 million in fixed remuneration [...]

By |October 25, 2018|Blog|

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